February 3 is known as National Women Physicians Day. This day recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of female doctors. At Physician Partners of America, we are proud to support the women that work hard every day to give the best care to their patients.
National Women Physicians Day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell. She was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849 and introduced the movement that helped women gain entry and equality in the field of medicine.
Women have continued making progress within the medical field. Although male doctors continue to outnumber their female counterparts, in 2017 women made up more than half of medical school students for the first time in history.
How can you observe National Women Physicians Day?
- Help raise awareness. Post on social media with #NationalWomenPhysiciansDay to show your support.
- Do you go to or know a female physician? You can show your appreciation and thank them for all they do.
- Binge-watch your favorite women doctors. Meredith Grey and Dr. Quinn deserve some love too!
Here at PPOA, we are proud of and appreciate our employees every day. Today, on National Women Physicians Day, we would just like to show a little extra gratitude not only to our female medical staff, but to all female doctors that continuously improve other’s lives. We appreciate you.