The Perry Outreach Program will be held January 27 at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City. Starting at 8:30 a.m., the program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.
Participants should be females in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine, and/or engineering.
Please contact Amy Roberson at Amy.Roberson@ossm.edu with any questions.
OSSM has served as the host site for the Perry Outreach Program (POP) and the Perry Initiative Medical Student Outreach Program in Oklahoma since 2014. Both are national programs started in 2009 by the Perry Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to become leaders in orthopedics and engineering. In partnership with the OU College of Medicine, the programs have been a tremendous success in our state, making a significant impact.
The Perry Outreach Program, held at more than 45 locations nationwide, is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for female high school students (grades 10-12) interested in medicine, engineering, or both. In addition to OSSM students, the program accepts students from throughout the state. Each year we serve close to 40 students with the program.