TWO TYPES OF GIRLS

I am a member and head of the medical group in FemStem—a club in which high school girls mentor middle school girls and help them pursue their STEM passions. A few weeks ago as I was teaching middle school girls how to suture, I had a sincere awakening. In the moment, I identified two distinctly different […]

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EMPOWERED WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN

Feminism is not about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It is about changing the way the world perceives that strength. This begins by empowered women empowering other women. After the recent Women’s March, it is important to continue to advocate for the many reasons why women should be encouraged to pursue STEM. The lack […]

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RIVKA CARMI

Professor Rivka Carmi is the first female president of an Israeli research university, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, but her many accomplishments do not stop there. Carmi was born in Israel and is a graduate of Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She completed a residency in pediatrics, a fellowship in neonatology at […]

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FRANÇOISE BARRÉ-SINOUSSI

Retroviruses are viruses whose genomes consist of RNA and whose genes can be incorporated into host cells’ DNA. Viruses usually only stay in the body for a few days; however, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) never goes away. HIV attacks the immune system and causes it to become deficient and not work properly. All viruses must […]

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LETTER TO A YOUNG FEMALE PHYSICIAN

Dr. Suzanne Koven wrote a letter for women and girls aspiring to become doctors. The letter details the many hardships we will have to face on our journey; however, it leaves a beautiful message about hard work and accepting oneself. I found my purpose through medicine, and I believe that it is an active form […]

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