Named for Susan Dimock, M.D.
•Born 1847 in Washington, North Carolina
•As a child she borrowed medical books from the local physician, Dr. Solomon Sampson Satchwell, and followed him on his rounds.
•Moved with mother to Massachusetts after father died in the Civil War.
•Enrolled at the New England Hospital for Women & Children, which allowed women to receive medical training but did not grant degrees.
•Was admitted to the University of Zurich in 1868 where she became one of seven women who helped revolutionize women’s medical education between 1864 and 1874, opening the door to full coeducation of male and female students.
•She wrote her dissertation in 1871 receiving her medical degree with honors.
•Became known for her surgical skills and for developing the first graded school of nursing in the United States.
•She was also the first woman to be admitted to the North Carolina Medical Society.
•Dr. Dimock died on May 8, 1875 at the age of 28 when the steamship SS Schiller ran aground in fog off England’s Scilly Isles.
•Dr. Dimock embodies the pioneering spirit and commitment to patient care and education of future health care providers