To learn more about the WHEC fellowship, please email Wendy Wesley at WHEC@lifespan.org.
Emergency physicians have the unique opportunity to inform the study of sex-and-gender-specific acute clinical care and are positioned to translate research into lifesaving outcomes. In 2010, the department of emergency medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University established a division of women’s health in emergency care (WHEC) and a two-year WHEC fellowship to train a new generation of physicians in sex and gender-specific emergency medicine. The division includes Brown emergency medicine faculty members and a multidisciplinary panel of advisors from the medical school and other institutions around the country.
In 2014, WHEC updated its name to the division of sex and gender in emergency medicine (SGEM) to align itself with growing research in sex differences and the national emphasis on examining the health of women and men to help understand diseases.
To establish educational and research endeavors that promote sex-and-gender-specific medicine and women’s health as it relates to the practice of emergency medicine.