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Shreveport, Louisiana, Sunday, May 27, 1973 (Times Photo by Ken Aclin) Drs. Martha and Harold Ganthier Jr. Graduate couple in first LSUS Med School class The Gauthiers Man, Wife Among 1st Med Grads Dr. Martha Rojas Gau-thier of Lake Charles and Dr. Harold Joseph Gauthier Jr. of DeRidder married three weeks before they entered Louisiana State Uni-versity Medical School at Shreveport four years ago. Yesterday they graduated in the first class of the school. He received his degree first because the diplomas are given out in alphabetical order, and "H" comes be-fore "M." Together they will take a three-year residency in fam- Related Story on Page 14-A ily practice medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio, because they feel that speciality is the best of all medical worlds. The wife, 24, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rojas of Lake Charles and was the only woman member of the first class. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gauithier of DeRidder and is 26. "We didn't want to give up any area of medicine,' he said. "We liked every speciali-ty," she added. They d o n ' t know yet whether they will stay in Ohio, or come back to Louisiana, but think they'd like to work in a city the size of Shreveport. Dr. Martha Gauthier has w a n t e d to be doctor "every since I was five years old." while her hus-band decided in junior high school to become a physi-cian. "I wanted to be a scientist and work in a humanistic field. Medicine is a perfect combination. What was difficult about medical school? He: "The enormity of it — t h e r e was so much to learn." She: "You realize after one year there is so much to learn You have to be a student the rest of your life." Asked if she had felt preiudice as a woman, she said only among the resi dents at Confederate Memo-rial Medical Center, "I felt a note of prejudice ... Her husband interrupted, disagreed and said, "I think thev just weren't used to: medical students, not be-) cause she was a woman! In the Gauthier household if anyone asks for a doctor there will be two.
|Title||Man, Wife Among 1st Med Grads|
Gauthier, Harold, Jr.
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport, La.)
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