Did you know that –
Judith Pachiarz, M.D., fought much opposition from people
who felt she cannot attend medical school because of her
deafness. Despite graduating from University of Illinois
with bachelors in microbiology and zoology and with a
doctorate in microbiology and immunology at St. Louis
University, she still was not encouraged to attend
a medical school. Instead she taught veterinary science
at the University of Kentucky during the seventies.
Trying harder and harder she finally was able to enroll
in a medical program – at the University of Louisville
School of Medicine. This meant she was older than the
average medical school student! She finally graduated
in 1983 and has been successful in the medical profession.
Currently she is the pathologist and the transfusion
service director of a medical center in Los Angeles.