In 1961, JMC opened its doors to female students for the first time. Since then, JMC has increased its representation of female students, faculty members and senior leaders to be on par with national standards or better. In the coming years, we look forward to making even greater contributions to advancing the status of women in medicine.
Women represent half of all medical students today – but does that mean women have completely caught up with men in medicine?
Last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges reported that women comprised 48 percent of accepted applicants and 49 percent of graduates; in 1965, women comprised just 9 percent of accepted applicants and 7 percent of graduates.
Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. physicians are women, a milestone reached with difficulty in many cases. Female physicians who earned their degrees when men still greatly outnumbered them often recall blatant discrimination and harassment.