Dr. Maude Abbott, Chair - 1869-1940
Among Canada's earliest female medical graduates, an internationally known pathologist and researcher
Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw - 1881-1982
Medical advisor to Canada's first birth-control clinic.
Dr. Elizabeth Embury - 1866-1945
One of the first women to graduate in medicine in Canada
Dr. Janet Hall
Family doctor (Trinity, 1899)
Dr. Helen MacMurchy - 1862-1953
One of the few doctors working in a senior position in federal government
Dr. Jane "Jennie" Smillie - 1878-1981
The first female surgeon in Canada
FMWC was initially affiliated with the British Federation of Medical Women, and later became an independent nation member of its mother organization, the Medical Women’s International Association.
Since its inception, FMWC has acted as a guardian for women physicians, residents and medical students.
To learn more about the history of FMWC and women in medicine in Canada, read The Indomitable Lady Doctors, available through the FMWC National Office.
Click here to see the PAST FMWC PRESIDENTS.