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Paths to Medicine Outreach Event

Posted by fracol on May 26, 2015 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Each year EBS organizes a career in medicine day for high school girls who have completed the Penn Academy for Reproductive Sciences program. The event aims to provide the students with opportunities to learn about paths to medicine and different fields of medicine. This year, on May 2nd, the girls participated in hands-on skills workshops in knot-tying and taking vitals, a pathology case, a panel discussion with women in various stages of their medical training, and a lunch with panelists an...

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Matriarchs of Penn Med

Posted by fracol on May 26, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)


On April 9th, EBS hosted its annual Matriarchs of PennMed dinner panel.


We managed to gather

• Dr. Gail Morrison (Senior Vice Dean for Education, nephrology)

• Dr. Rachel Kelz (EBS faculty advisor, endocrine and oncologic surgery)

• Dr. Cindy Christian (Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Endowed Chair in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect)

• Dr. Emma Meagher (Director of MTR program, Associate Dean of...

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Caring for Female Veterans

Posted by fracol on March 31, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

On Friday, March 27th, EBS and the Penn Med Veterans group co-hosted a lunch talk by Dr. Francesca Engel, Medical Director of the Women's Health Program at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Engel shared the unique considerations, challenges and opportunities involved in providing medical care to...

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Helen O. Dickens Commemorative Lecture in Medicine

Posted by fracol on February 27, 2015 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

On February 19th, the Elizabeth Blackwell Society had the honor of taking part in the 6th Annual Helen O. Dickens Commemorative Lecture in Medicine, This event is sponsored by the Program of Diversity and Inclusion and celebrates the role of pioneering women in medicine.


This year's award recipient, Byllye Y. Avery, is the founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative, which is committed to defining, promoting and maintaining the physical, mental and emotional well-being o...

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MS4/Resident Round Robin Q&A

Posted by fracol on February 15, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

On February 10th, PennMed's awesome MS4s and FOCUS residents imparted their wisdom and answered many MS1 questions on topics ranging from academics, clerkships, relationships, research and year-out opportunities, and choosing a specialty.

Grad Women Mixer

Posted by fracol on February 15, 2015 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Our first Grad Women Mixer was a great success! Women of Penn’s various graduate schools met and chatted while enjoying wine and light refreshments. We had a wonderful time sharing our experiences pursuing professional degrees, and meeting inspiring and passionate women outside the PennMed bubble!

Women representing Penn’s graduate schools included:

-Penn Law Women's Association

-Wharton Women in Business

-Nursing Graduate Student Group


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Community Event

Posted by fracol on August 22, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 16, 2013, EBS held an event with the Penn Academy for Reproductive Sciences in partnership with the Penn Fertility Care, "Path to Medicine," to introduce 23 Philadelphia high school girls to medical careers.  The event included the following sessions:



  • Introduction to Healthcare Professions
  • Paths to Medicine Panel
  • H&P Case Study with Gross Pathology & Anatomy
  • Suturing Workshop...
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Winter 2013 EBS Events Update

Posted by fracol on April 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)



Winter 2013 EBS Events Update

This semester EBS has been busy holding events surrounding the topics of women in medicine and mentorship. Moving forward, we will continue to address these topics, with the hopes of engaging people from all gender identities. Take a look at what we've done so far:


Janurary 22, 2013

First Brown Bag Lunch Discussion - Our first topic was broad: Concerns...

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New Board

Posted by fracol on January 17, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

EBS has a new Board!

The new board wishes best of luck to the outgoing board as they journey to the clinical part of their medical training.  The new board members are excited to make 2013 a great one for EBS.  

While building on the strong foundation established by previous Elizabeth Blackwell Society members, the current board aims to:

  1. Cultivate concrete, practical skill...
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A Panel on Being the Gender Minority

Posted by fracol on June 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This evening, EBS hosted a panel featuring women physicians in traditionally male dominated specialties and vice versa.  Our panel consisted of Dr. Catherine Mayer from Sports Medicine, Dr. Andrea Evenski from Orthopedics, Dr. Steven Sondheimer from Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dr. Kevin Dysart from Neonatology.  The panel addressed concerns students may have when applying for residency in a field in which they may be the gender minority, dispelled myths about how the gender make-u...

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