Meet the first woman graduate of the future School of Medicine

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May7 insideOn May 26, 1925, Jimmie Ethel Montgomery earned a bachelor’s degree in medicine from the two-year basic sciences program at the University of Alabama, becoming the first woman to graduate what would become UAB’s medical school.

In 1928, she received a doctorate in medicine from the University of Minnesota and became a general practitioner in Bibb County, Alabama. She died in 1982.

On April 28, 2018, conferred degrees on more than 2,100 students.