Nancy Abu-Bonsrah has made medical history because she is the first black Neurosurgery resident at John Hopkins medical school.
Abu-Bonsrah was born in Ghana and immigrated to the United States when she was 15 yrs old and had been living in Maryland for most of her time in the US. It was announced on “Match Day” that she will be the first physician in her immediate and extended family.
“I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care,” Bonsrah wrote.
“I hope to be able to go back to Ghana over the course of my career to help in building sustainable surgical infrastructure,” she continued. “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.”
Abu-Bonsrah will begin her residency next year!