Welcome to GEMS!

Girls Empowered in Medicine and Science (GEMS) is a day camp and mentorship program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls formed in partnership with the Center for Excellence and Youth Education (CEYE). Our goal is to serve as a support network and safe discussion space for young girls to develop meaningful interpersonal relationships, promote resiliency, cultivate leadership, improve team-building skills, and learn about STEM career pathways while applying those skills in practical and real-life settings.

Emergency Medicine Workshop:

The next GEMS camp will be held Sunday, November 12th

The Google Form to apply can be accessed here. Applications CLOSE Wednesday, November 8th at 8:00pm. You will then be notified of acceptance by Thursday, November 9th.

What: This season’s workshop theme will be Emergency Medicine! The GEMS curriculum will focus on team-building, communication skills, mentorship, leadership skills, and self-confidence. To complement our work on empowerment, girls will meet medical students and graduate students who can serve as role models.

WhoThe GEMS program is open to girls who are currently in Grades 6, 7, and 8, and it is led and directed by students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
When: This season’s camp will occur on Sunday, November 12th from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. 
Where: Mount Sinai Annenberg Building, 1468 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 
How: Please stay tuned for an application.

Do you want to be notified when future camp dates are released? Sign-up for our listserv HERE!


Program Structure:

Our day camps are run by female medical and graduate students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The program will include a variety of discussion activities, workshops, and team-building exercises.  There will also be fun hands-on clinical and science activities (think…dissections, strawberry DNA extraction, ultrasound, first aid, anesthesia simulator, and more!).