Perry Outreach Program

The Perry Outreach Program is typically held January in at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City. It 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. 

Additional information can be found on the Perry Program website. The application may be accessed directly using the this link.

Please contact Amy Roberson at 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 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.