EMS is proud to celebrate National Women Physicians Day!
National Women Physicians Day was first observed on in 2016. This date marks the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, first American woman to hold an MD. A true pioneer of her time, Elizabeth Blackwell continues to be an inspiring role model for thousands of women who dream of becoming a doctor.
Blackwell’s legacy can still be seen today: in 2010, women made up nearly a third of the physician workforce (compared to 24% in the year 2000 and 11% in 1990). This figure continues to grow! Most recent statistics from the AAMC indicate that 47% of medical students and 46% of residents are women.
Follow along on social media with the hashtags #NWPD #IAmBlackwell.
From all of us at EMS, happy National Women Physicians Day!