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Project title The Changing Face of Medicine
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 04/29/2008
Chapter Wayne State University SOM
Project Coordinator Wendy Simanton
Summary of project The first clinical chair of a medical department in the history of Wayne State spoke about women who have helped changed the face of medicine. She gave the history or women in medicine and their progress, and talked about how to advance yourself and to become a leader in medicine. The talk was about 30 minutes followed by an interactive Q and A.

Content area Diversity in Medicine
Number of participants 20
Participant hours involved 20 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost 89
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Project advertising email--yes
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Lessons/suggestions Dr. Schenk was an excellent speaker and I learned a lot about the history of women in medicine. It made me appreciate being a female in medical school and opened my eyes to the inequality that still exists. Shirts were also sold prior to the speaker to help promote the event. I used It was very easy to use the site, design the shirt, and make the order. The shirts even arrived a week early. It would have been nice to have a shirt ahead of time to help with sales, but it's very expensive to just order want shirt so I couldn't do that. A lot of the info from the talk came from the AAMC. They keep a lot of statistical info on women in medicine.