History was made on March 17 2017 after Ghana’s Nancy Abu-Bonsrah became the first black female neurosurgeon resident at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The day is widely regarded in the U.S. as Match Day – an indication of the moment when medical students around the country find out at which hospitals they’ll practice their residency.
Nancy wrote on Facebook:
What a way to begin the Sabbath! I still haven’t processed it yet but this is such an honor and a privilege to join the department at Hopkins to begin this next phase of my career. I’m so fortunate to have the continued support of my husband, family, friends and mentors. Kwabena and I are excited for what’s ahead!
In a statement quoted by CNN, Nancy said she’s very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care.
“I hope to be able to go back to Ghana over the course of my career to help in building sustainable surgical infrastructure,” she adds.
“I want to be remembered for serving my community, whether it is through providing quality surgical care or helping mentor the next generation of surgeons. Unique thing: Everything is special about the match. It will be a dream come true.”
Photo Credit: Facebook – Nancy Abu-Bonsrah