High School Students “Perform” Surgery at URMC

Jan. 10, 2013
Program Designed to Interest Young Women in Orthopaedics

Thirty-six young women selected from 16 area high schools are performing simulated surgeries Saturday at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Participants will be correcting a scoliosis deformity, fixing a broken leg, and repairing a damaged shoulder rotator cuff. Tomorrow’s event is part of The Perry Initiative, a national program seeking to inspire more women to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering.

WHAT:  URMC Hands-On Science Program for Young Women

WHEN:  Saturday, January 12

TIME:   Hands-On Activities scheduled from 9:45 a.m. to noon, and 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m

LOCATION:  URMC School of Medicine and Dentistry, 415 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester

Media interested in covering the event should contact Adrienne Morgan, Senior Director of The Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry at (585) 355-8003 or (585) 275-7203.