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Fifty years of female students

The DMS class of 1962, including Valerie Leval.

It was not so long ago that the student bodies of Dartmouth's various schools were exclusively male. Then came 1960 and the arrival at Dartmouth Medical School of Valerie Leval (now Dr. Valerie Leval Graham). That fall marked the first admission of a woman to any Dartmouth program. More women soon followed, and today entering classes at DMS are typically divided fairly equally. To read more about Graham's experience at DMS, see the article about the 50th anniversary of her matriculation in the Fall 2010 issue of Dartmouth Medicine. And below, find out more about the history of women—both faculty and students—at DMS.

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