A ticket showing that Laura Heath Hills is qualified to take the final exams which will grant her a medical degree.
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“I’ve finished the eye and I’m up on my ear”: A Female Medical Student’s Life
When students registered and paid their fees at Woman’s Medical College, they were handed matriculation tickets, allowing them entrance to the classes listed on the back. The matriculation tickets were given out at the beginning of each term. Individual lectures and clinics often had attendance tickets, which were used to keep track of a student’s attendance. Report cards also were printed on tickets, although often no grades were listed – just whether the student passed.
Because students did not receive report cards like the report cards students receive today, examination tickets served as proof that the student had passed her classes and could continue her education in the next term. This ticket is proof that Laura Heath Hills has fulfilled all the graduation requirements and passed the expected number of classes in order to take exams in order to receive a Doctor of Medicine degree.
Creator: Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania
Contributor: Hills, Laura Heath
Item Number: a126_030
Size: 12.5 x 7.5cm
Physical Collection: Papers of Laura Heath Hills, M.D., 1892-1949, ACC-126
Finding Aid: http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/pacscl/detail.html?id=PACSCL_DUCOM_WMSC057xml
Link to OPAC Record: http://records.library.drexel.edu/record=b1430258~S9
Cite this source: Title of document, date. A Female Medical Student’s Life: I’ve finished the eye and I’m up on my ear. Doctor or Doctress?: Explore American history through the eyes of women physicians. The Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives & Special Collections. Philadelphia, PA. Date of access. http://lcdc.library.drexel.edu/islandora/object/islandora:1865
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