Perry Outreach Program

The Perry Outreach Program has been changed to a virtual conference. It will feature speakers in orthopedic medicine and engineering, a Q&A session and some virtual activities (guided remotely by the Perry team).

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.

The Medical Student Outreach Program, which is for female medical students, is held at more than 25 locations nationwide. It is also a free, hands-on program.  

The Medical School Perry Outreach Program will be held at OSSM on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

OSSM will host the Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The online application will be available soon. Please check back for the link. 

To learn more about OSSM and the POP, contact Dr. Roberson at or by phone at 405-521-2382. For more information on the POP, visit their website.