Women’s Initiative in Medicine

WIM_retouched_0962A new program was formed at North Light in September of 2013: The Women’s Initiative in Medicine (WIM)! WIM is an all-female student group at Drexel University College of Medicine aimed at working with girls and teens who are interested in entering health care, or in learning more about the field. The mentorship program is meant to provide interested girls and teens with guidance and advice from current medical students, along with really fun activities to help participants learn more about the exciting world of healthcare, and the opportunities that exist! Activities have included: learning the basics of CPR and first aid, a trip to Drexel University to explore the college campus, meeting with speakers from various fields who will talk about their professions, a trip to the Mutter Museum, and much more!

WIM_Logo_PMS286_BlueWIM meets once a month at North Light (exacts dates to be determined) during the after school hours, and there is no cost to join the group.

WIM was founded by Sarah Barenbaum and Melanie Dabakis, both medical students at the Drexel University College of Medicine, who spent the summer working at North Light as Bridging the Gaps interns. During their Drexel-Medicinesummer, Melanie and Sarah forged meaningful relationships with a number of girls, many of whom mentioned having an interest in healthcare. Melanie and Sarah are very excited to continue their partnership with North Light, while connecting female medical students with mentees in order to advance women in medicine.

For more information call Miya at 215-483-4800, ext. 109, or email mmcafee@northlightcommuniytcenter.org.