Thursday, March 8, 2018
Today marks the 107th annual International Women’s Day since the Suffragettes first started the campaign back in 1911. We’ve decided to celebrate this year by recognising inspirational women who have influenced the history of medicine. Whilst the number of female doctors in the UK has risen steadily over the years, they still only account for 34% of the GMC’s Specialist Register*, so there is still more work to be done. However, many of our inspiring women faced far greater hurdles in their ambition to change the perception of what women could achieve. Here are our top five women who we believe helped change the face of medicine.