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National Women Physicians Day

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Celebrate National Women Physicians Day on Feb. 3 by recognizing and honoring the amazing women who have dedicated their lives to healing and helping others! This day was created in 2003 to recognize the hard work, dedication, and achievements of female physicians all over the world. It is a great opportunity to remind people that there are many strong women out there doing incredible things every single day in healthcare fields.

History of National Women Physicians Day

National Women Physicians Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1849</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Female Physician</div><div class='timeline-text'>Elizabeth Blackwell received her medical degree, becoming the first woman licensed to practice medicine in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1864</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Woman AMA Member</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mary C. Harris was admitted to the American Medical Association as the first female member.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1868</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First U.S. Medical School for Women</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, the first medical school for women in the U.S., was established.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1952</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First African-American Woman Physician in AMA</div><div class='timeline-text'>Edith Irby Jones became the first African-American woman to be admitted to the American Medical Association.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of National Women Physicians Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Women Physicians Day was established to honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Official Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The day was first officially celebrated, highlighting achievements and contributions of female physicians all over the U.S.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Women Physicians Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a conference.</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Attend a local or online conference dedicated to women physicians. Listen, learn and engage with other female physicians who are working to make a difference in the medical world.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Celebrate in your community.</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a celebration in your local community by hosting an event such as a panel discussion, open house at the hospital, or even a street festival. Invite female physicians to talk about their experiences and have fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer.</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a volunteer opportunity to help women physicians in need, such as providing free medical care to underprivileged communities or helping underserved women access healthcare services.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write an article.</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write an article on the importance of female physicians and share it with your network. You can also submit it to newspapers and magazines that might be interested in learning more about the issue.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to organizations supporting women physicians.</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find organizations that support women physicians and donate money or supplies to help them continue their important work in healthcare. Your donation will go directly towards helping these organizations provide resources and tools for female doctors around the world.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Women Physicians Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Women physicians help remove barriers and disparities in healthcare access</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Women have traditionally faced systemic issues in the medical profession — leading to inequitable access to services, such as specialized care or treatments. Women physicians break down these barriers, making healthcare available to all.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Women Physicians are advocates for their patients</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Women physicians understand the unique needs of their female patients and strive to provide quality care tailored to individual needs. They build relationships with their patients, focusing on disease prevention and health promotion.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Women Physicians are role models for other women in the field</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Women doctors serve as role models for generations of students coming up through the medical profession, inspiring them to reach higher and continue making history in medicine. Seeing more women succeed in the field brings us one step closer to true gender parity in the health sciences.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Women Physicians

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When is National Women Physicians Day?

National Women Physicians Day is celebrated on February 3rd every year. In 2024, National Women Physicians Day will fall on a Saturday.

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