ghanaian immigrant becomes first black woman neurosurgeon resident at johns hopkins hospital

March 21, 2017

If you have family or friends who are medical students (or are one yourself), you know that the third Friday in March, or Match Day, is one of the biggest moments in a young doctor’s life. Match Day is when fourth years find out which residency programs have accepted them, and this year it was also the first time a Black woman became a neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, making history.

According to Because of Them We Can, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah moved from Ghana to the United States when she was 15, and earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and chemistry from Mount St. Mary’s University before starting medical school in 2012 at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She will graduate as the first doctor in her family. Congratulations, Nancy!