Ghana-born medical student achieves milestone at top US university

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah moved to the US from Ghana with her parents when she was 15.

A lot of Ghanaians are sharing on social media the news that Ghana-born medical student Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is to become the first black woman to be trained as a neurosurgeon at the prestigious Johns Hopkins medical school in the US.

She was awarded the accolade at the end of last week when medical students found out in the matching process where they were going to be sent:

Some have suggested that she is the first black female neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, but that is slightly jumping the gun.

The university told BBC Africa Live that she will be a neurosurgical resident adding that “she will not officially be a neurosurgeon until she completes her residency in a few years”.    

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah moved to the US from Ghana with her parents when she was 15.

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