Class of 1966
Louise Town was one of just 10 women in her medical school class of 170 students, but she says she always felt very much a part of the group. Today, 40 years since she earned her M.D., she’s glad to see nearly equal proportions of male and female medical students in school.
Now retired from her career as a neurologist at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, Town says she enjoyed the challenge of making a difficult diagnosis and being there for her patients. She currently spends her time attending concerts and theater productions, traveling (especially to Tuscany), reading, gardening, relaxing at her lake home, and walking her golden retriever. She lives in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington with friend and classmate Kathleen (Kay) Simo
Along with Simo, Town has established an endowed scholarship, which will be awarded to a medical student for the first time this year. “We created this out of gratitude to the Medical School for a superb education and for starting us out in a very rewarding career,” she says.