Washington People: Susan Bayliss

Bayliss_sec2With her long, straight hair and knee-high skirt, Susan Bayliss knew she stood out. She scanned the meeting room at the University of Texas at Austin and saw young men chatting, laughing, confident and looking like they belonged.

One of only a smattering of women in the room, she was uncomfortable but determined to attend the chapter meeting for the school’s Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-med honor society. She had a passion for medicine and wanted to surround herself with like-minded students.

The club’s sponsor, however, made it clear she wasn’t welcome. “If you’re a girl, forget it,” his voice boomed to the group. “If you’re a girl, you’re never going to make it in medicine.”

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