The Perry Initiative will be holding an exciting, one-day program at Medical Center of Trinity. The event, which is also sponsored by Medical Center of Trinity aims to get young women interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering.
Women currently comprise only 7% of the surgeon and engineer workforce in orthopaedics. The event organizers believe that early exposure to these exciting, hands-on careers is key to boosting diversity and introducing fresh eyes and new perspectives to these life-changing fields.
Forty students have been selected from sixteen local high schools to attend this all-day program
They will perform surgical simulations to correct scoliosis deformity, fix a broken leg, and repair a rotator cuff. Throughout the day, they will learn from prominent women surgeons, engineers, and business women in the field of orthopaedics.
The Perry Initiative is a non-profit organization that holds outreach programs nationwide. This is the fifth annual event in the Trinity area.
More information on The Perry Initiative can be found at: www.perryinitiative.org or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/perryinitiative
The event will be from 9am-3:30pm on November 4, 2017 at the Medical Center of Trinity.