For thousands of medical students around the country, "match day" is the holy grail culmination of years of medical rotations and intense cramming. It is on this day that hospitals disclose assigned medical residency destinations to students who have survived the grueling course of study that accompanies medical school. When Nancy Abu-Bonsrah received her "match day" assignment for Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday, March 17, she was in for a double whammy. According to the BBC, the completion of her residency will make Abu-Bonsrah, the hospital's first black female neurosurgeon.
The Ghanaian-born student moved to the U.S. with her parents when she was 15-years-old and has resided in Maryland for the past 11 years. As we celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is creating it in real time.
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