Salem College Will Focus On Preparing Women For Careers In Health Fields

Salem College Will Focus On Preparing Women For Careers In Health Fields

10:29am Feb 24, 2021
The Main Hall at Salem Academy and College. Photo courtesy of Salem Academy and College

Salem College is making some major curriculum changes to focus on training women for leadership roles in health fields. 

The college will introduce three new health-oriented majors this fall, along with programs geared toward leadership roles for women in health.

The Winston-Salem school is revamping its core liberal arts curriculum, and expanding its internship and service-learning opportunities to encompass health-related issues.

College officials say it will be the first liberal arts institution to establish a distinct focus on preparing women for health leadership roles.

Lucy Rose is vice-chair of the Salem Academy and College Board of Trustees.

Rose says in a news release that “it’s absolutely critical that we begin to close the gap between the high number of women professionals and the low number of women in leadership and decision-making positions.”

The school says that its new educational model is based on extensive research and planning, as well as prospective student feedback reflecting a growing interest in health issues and more purpose-driven learning.

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