Shriners Hospital Hosts Science Workshop for Young Women Interested in Careers in Medicine and Engineering

Young women interested in careers in medicine and engineering will meet at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California on Saturday, October 1, to perform surgical simulations and learn from prominent women surgeons and engineers in the field of orthopaedics.

The hands-on science program is part of The Perry Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of orthopaedic surgery and engineering. Perry Outreach Programs are organized throughout the United States for women students in high school, college and medical school.   Michelle James, M.D., Chief of Orthopaedics at the Northern California Shriners Hospital provides program leadership as a member of the Board of Directors for The Perry Initiative.

The all-day program at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  The program is offered free of charge.  More information on the Perry Initiative and how to participate in the Perry Outreach Program can be found at or on Facebook at

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or visit here.


Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |


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