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PBS documentary about women in osteopathic medicine wins regional Emmy

The award-winning documentary, “The Feminine Touch: The Struggle for Equality in Medicine,” is available for streaming online.


“The Feminine Touch: The Struggle for Equality in Medicine,” a historical documentary film on women in osteopathic medicine, has won the Suncoast Regional Emmy® Award.

Produced by WEDU, a PBS station in Tampa, Florida, the documentary is based on the book “The Feminine Touch: Women in Osteopathic Medicine,” written by Thomas Quinn, DO, a professor at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Bradenton, Florida.

The film showcases women who overcame adversity to become osteopathic physicians in the early years of the profession and highlights prominent pioneering female DOs.  The documentary intertwines their stories with the struggles of osteopathic medicine to gain broad acceptance while illuminating the individuals who helped it develop into the profession it is today.

You can watch the Emmy-winning documentary online here.

The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences offers the annual Regional Emmy Awards to television markets in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Puerto Rico.

Winners were announced Dec. 2 at a ceremony in Orlando, Florida.

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