Exciting Results from Our Follow-Up Study

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Participants of the Perry Outreach Program held at Mayo Clinic, Arizona 2015. Students meticulously plan an intermedullary nail fixation surgery on a fractured femur.

We are excited to announce the results of our 5-year program evaluation, which was completed this fall and clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of our sustained programmatic efforts on building a pipeline of female talent in orthopaedics and engineering. 93% of our high school program alumnae are enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors in college, with 64% in the biosciences and 23% in engineering. 56% of these young women intend to go to medical school, with 23% likely or very likely to pursue orthopaedic surgery as a specialty. For our medical student cohort, which is relatively small given that the program was piloted in 2012, 27% matched into orthopaedic surgery. Look for these results and more details in an upcoming issue of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.