Women’s History Month Profiles: Fe Del Mundo, Physician, Humanitarian

During Women’s History Month, Fair360, formerly DiversityInc is honoring a series of woman innovators and history makers like Fe Del Mundo, who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout March to learn about more important figures.

Born: Nov. 27, 1911, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
Died: Aug. 6, 2011, Quezon City, Philippines
Best known for: Being the first female medical student at Harvard University and revolutionizing pediatrics

Fe del Mundo, a Filipina pediatrician, was the first woman to be admitted to Harvard Medical School in 1936, more than a decade before the school officially began admitting women.

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