Nick Smith-Stanley, MBA, Associate Director of Administration & Strategic Planning of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, Dell Medical School speaks about Addressing the Disparity of Women in Oncology.
The Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE), piloted in 2019, is the first of its kind to directly discuss the gap in oncology among women. Learn about the SHE program creation, which hosts juniors and seniors identified as women to engage in a week-long immersion program that introduces them to the biology, science, and treatment of cancer. These students also attend leadership and preparation activities during the week that can apply to any area they choose to explore outside of medicine, based on an overarching theme of addressing the obstacles they will face as women in medicine, oncology, and academia. The groundbreaking program involves a mix of teaching methodologies including didactic lectures and immersive and hands-on demos. Hear firsthand what she heard from a student who participated in this program. And how that program has affected her personal and professional development. Then, by collaborating with your local schools to create a similar equity plan in your curriculum or practice, consider being part of the solution.