Nationwide Ladies Physicians Day on February 3, acknowledges the trail girls docs have paved within the U.S. over time. The date commemorates Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the primary girl to obtain a medical diploma within the U.S. in 1849. At the moment we replicate on the achievements of ladies in drugs, and in addition present our assist for the subsequent era. We requested three Dignity Well being Medical Group physicians to share what celebrating this present day means to them. Right here’s what they needed to say.
Cerine Jeanty, MD, Dignity Well being Medical Group — Saint Francis/St. Mary’s
“I come from a protracted line of robust girls. My great-grandmother was a part of the resistance motion throughout World Struggle II, hiding British troopers in occupied Nazi territory. My grandmother graduated from medical faculty in 1952 and was a plastic surgeon in Belgium at a time when there have been few girls physicians. She had a productive profession growing the method for vertical mammoplasty in breast discount. My mom immigrated to the USA and excelled within the discipline of nuclear drugs, changing into the president of the society of nuclear drugs, in addition to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nuclear Medication. It’s all the work and accomplishments of the ladies earlier than me which have made it doable for me to consider that I may very well be a normal surgeon alongside my male counterparts. I’m endlessly indebted to these girls and hope that my daughters could have much more alternatives accessible to them sooner or later.”
Srilakshmi Madhusudhan, MD, Dignity Well being Medical Group — Bakersfield
“At the moment we take the chance to have a good time and honor all of the hardworking feminine physicians who make a distinction within the lives of their sufferers day-after-day, whereas working exhausting to take care of their very own work-life stability. I hope to see a future the place feminine physicians are equally represented in all medical specialties. I strongly consider that we’re getting nearer to that purpose day-after-day.”
Lily Zeng, MD, Dignity Well being Medical Group — Dominican
“At the moment we have a good time shifting towards equal illustration within the medical discipline. We additionally have a good time the variety we see in our sufferers. I’ve discovered in my tenure that the perfect affected person care comes from the enter of a heterogenous medical crew. Ladies Physicians Day honors our continuous purpose of assembly the various wants of sufferers from all walks and levels of life.”