Elizabeth Blackwell was born on February 3, 1821.
Doctor, reformer, educator!
She paved the way for women in medicine.
Despite many rejections and criticisms, Elizabeth Blackwell persevered and went on to become one of the greatest pioneers in the development of health care for women. She trained many female doctors along the way and her story is so inspirational.
It is accepted now that females may decide to study to become a doctor.
- Can you imagine, the prestige bestowed upon Elizabeth when she became the FIRST woman to receive a medical degree in the USA?
- Then to be named the FIRST female to be registered as a doctor in the UK?
“Who inspires you?” Perhaps Elizabeth Blackwell will inspire you in whatever you choose to do. We often lean towards people who have achieved their goals, particularly if they had to ‘climb over’obstacles in their way.
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 guide to success.
- Where was Elizabeth born?
- What was the name of the college that accepted her application to study to become a doctor?
- When she graduated, no-one would hire Elizabeth. Where did she go to practice medicine?
- When and where did she open her first practice?
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