November 29, 2018

Inspiring Young Women to Pursue Ortho Careers

Forty girls from high schools around Arkansas were the latest to benefit from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s longstanding dedication to the national nonprofit Perry Initiative. The annual hands-on workshop inspires young women to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering by letting them try techniques such as suturing and setting fractures – and introducing them to outstanding female orthopaedists, residents and other team members. Leading the way on Nov. 2-3 were Dr. Theresa Wyrick and Dr. Ruth Thomas; resident Drs. Maggie Wilson, Kasa Cooper and Sophie Hollenberg; postdoctoral fellow Dr. Anna Severin and UAMS scrub tech Andrea Rhea.