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Where was the first woman’s medical college located?

March 11th

nursingclio.orgMarch 11, 1850 — The Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania opened today in the heart of Philadelphia. It was the first medical institution to train women only, and offer them an MD degree.

Men began attending the school in 1970; it was renamed The Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 2002, Drexel University assumed operations, and changed its name to the Drexel College of Medicine.

Words of Wisdom

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

— Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (November 7, 1867 - July 4, 1934), who was awarded the Nobel Prize twice for her work in radioactivity