Dr. Emily Carmody hosts workshop to encourage women to enter the orthopedic field

Shayna Korol -   Print  |

New York-based University of Rochester Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Emily Carmody, MD, hosted a Feb. 17 workshop to encourage young women to enter the orthopedics field. Although more women are entering medical school, only 7 percent of orthopedists in the U.S. are female, according to WXXI News.

The annual workshop is a partnership with the Perry Initiative, an organization named for Jacqueline Perry, MD, one of the nation's first female orthopedic surgeons. The Perry Initiative works with local groups to help promote the education of women in science, engineering and orthopedic surgery.


Around 40 girls from local high schools came to the event. This is the fourth year Dr. Carmody hosted the event, which she hopes will dispel myths about the field. Dr. Carmody is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor of orthopedics at URMC.


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