People often make history for being the best in their field, so to make history before truly working in said field is something pretty special. Just ask Nancy Abu-Bonsrah.
According to the Huffington Post, Abu-Bonsrah is “set to become the first black woman to be trained as a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins medical school.”
With “Match Day” on March 17, Abu-Bonsrah didn’t need the luck of St. Patrick’s Day on her side to be accepted into the residency program — her talent and intelligence obviously spoke for themselves, as CNN reports that the nationally-ranked program only accepts between two and five residents each year.
Beginning her residency in 2018, HuffPost says the Ghana-born neurosurgery student said she hopes to use her skills to create healthcare solutions around the world.
“I hope to be able to go back to Ghana over the course of my career to help in building sustainable surgical infrastructure,” she said. “I will be matching into neurosurgery, a field that I am greatly enamored with, and hope to utilize those skills in advancing global surgical care.”