The Girls in Medicine Program (GIM) is a one-year enrichment program for highly motivated and talented high school girls interested in pre-medicine and healthcare careers.
During the summer healthcare intensive, students attend a one week academic and hands-on-learning course held on the grounds of Paoli Hospital. The lectures include Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems, Health Assessments, Intro to OB/GYN, Intro to Pediatrics, Introduction to Neurology, and Introduction to Cardiology. Students will have an opportunity to learn how to take vital signs, suture, phlebotomy and perform health assessments associated with the assigned lectures.
For the second week of the healthcare intensive, students will have one-week clinical rotation experience at Phoenixville Hospital. During this week, students will be assigned to various medical areas in the hospital and shadow medical professionals and observe medical procedures.
At the end of the summer healthcare intensive, students will be paired with a mentor for 6 months. Depending on the mentor, students may have additional shadow opportunities or receive support on a project. Additional opportunities include, college tours to review healthcare programs, after-school volunteer program at Phoenixville Hospital and launching a Girls In Medicine Club at your school.
Why choose Girls In Medicine?
- Only program in PA for high school girls interested in careers in healthcare and medicine
- Clinical Rotations at Phoenixville Hospital
- Study on the grounds of Paoli Hospital
- Increase knowledge of science and specialty medical programs
- Help Build Your Resume and Profile
- Increase Self-Esteem and Leadership Skills
- Help you decide if you want to pursue a career in healthcare and medicine
- Opportunity to give back to the community