Not only because she was the FIRST female doctor in the U.S., BUT because she was so much more! Doctor, reformer, educator, meet Dr Elizabeth Blackwell.
It is accepted now that females may decide to study to become a doctor. Can you imagine the prestige bestowed upon Elizabeth Blackwell when she became the FIRST woman to receive a medical degree in the USA, and also to be named the FIRST female to be registered as a doctor in the UK? It was no simple feat.
Elizabeth was born in 1821 and died May 31, 1910. She paved the way for women in medicine. Despite many rejections and criticisms, she persevered and went on to become one of the greatest pioneers in the development of health care for women. Elizabeth trained many female doctors along the way and her story is nothing short of inspirational.
So, if you are interested in studying to become a doctor, here’s a ‘must-read’ story. To know and appreciate the background of women in medicine, gives you an insight into the difficulties they had to achieve their goals. Yes, many of us work and study hard today, but we have many pioneers to thank for the research and discoveries that we, at times, may take for granted.
We need YOU now to forge forward developing new techniques and methods and possible new discoveries – as we know, there is always something to learn. YOU are now the “Elizabeth Blackwell’s” of the future. Meet Elizabeth and let her be your inspiration.
Today, we also invite educators to BRING YOUR CLASSROOM TO LIFE! Our resources are a unique diversity from main stream class activities. Just check out the students from Castle Vale High School in the U.K. and see how they interact in class. There are many amazing stories of doctors at The Amazing People Club.
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We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.