This fall, ten of our students participated in the Perry Initiative, a program inspiring young women to enter a career in orthopaedic surgery. According to the Perry Initiative, women comprise only 12% of academic faculty and only 7% of practicing orthopaedic doctors. Only 35 girls were selected from Houston and ten were from St. Agnes. All of these girls were admitted on their applications and essays. The Perry Initiative was held at Baylor College of Medicine and had the girls performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and conducting biomechanical engineering experiments, while also hearing from prominent women engineers and surgeons in the field. Their goal was to inspire women to be leaders in orthopaedic surgery and engineering.
We are very proud of these young women: