As the only girls' school based on Quaker values in the United States, Lincoln honors the value of each individual while centering the Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship (SPICES).
University Orthopedics recently partnered with Lincoln School on a program aimed at exposing more women to a career in orthopedics surgery and reducing gender disparity in the field.
Lincoln School supports women's growth and development in STEAMx fields like science, technology, engineering, arts/architecture, and mathematics. Historically, women have been underrepresented in orthopedic medicine. This partnership with University Orthopedics is aimed at increasing interest and aptitude for further study in orthopedics.
Open to Lincoln School students and students from partner public schools in Providence in Grades 9–12, this program provides students with hands-on learning experiences that bridge the gap between bioscience and engineering coursework while reinforcing concepts in math and science.
Spearheaded by a Lincoln Student
Anabel S., '24 spearheaded efforts to bring the program to Lincoln School. Along with her father, who is a surgeon at University Orthopedics, Anabel initiated the program to challenge the gender disparity in orthopedic surgery.
"[Girls] learn that they have the ability to do anything, such as becoming an orthopedic surgeon, by seeing people who look like them become successful in their positions. If we can give access to seeing things like this at an early age or during early education, we are encouraging and promoting following your dreams to achieve the future."
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Lincoln School is extremely grateful for the local interest and excited about growing this program to benefit our students and those across Rhode island.