A Ghanaian born neurosurgeon has made history by becoming the first black female to be admitted into the John Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurosurgical department.
Nancy Abu-Bonsrah becomes the first to be accepted into the Schools prestigious resident program in its 30 years history.
Nancy wrote on her Facebook page that “! 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”.
John Hopkins School of Medicine located in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States of America is the academic medical teaching and research arm of John Hopkins University.
It has consistently been among US’s top medical schools in the number of research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health.
Its major teaching hospital, the John Hopkins Hospital was ranked the best hospital in the United States for 22 years by U.S. News & World Report.
Nancy attended the John Hopkins medical school after moving to the United States from her home country Ghana at the age of 15
She said in a statement that “I am 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 added.
Nancy’s husband Kwabena Yamoah was also accepted to a Johns Hopkins residency program.
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