Mother and daughter doctors graduate together

By BBC On Sat, 13 Jun, 2020 13:45 | < 1 min read
Cynthia said working with her daughter had been "a dream come true". [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Cynthia said working with her daughter had been "a dream come true". [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Two Ghanaian-Americans have made history in the US by being what is being described as the first mother-and-daughter duo to attend medical school at the same time, and then be posted to the same hospital, LSU Health in Louisiana.

Cynthia Kudji, who was born in the Ghanaian town of Kenyasi, and her daughter Jasmine graduated just a few weeks ago and they have already been working on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cynthia said working with her daughter had been “a dream come true”.

Jasmine told the BBC Focus on Africa presenter Bola Mosuro that she hoped their experience would prove an inspiration to others.

“I feel so proud to have gone through this journey with my mum – to inspire other women and other people of colour to do the same thing.

“I’m just so excited to continue on this journey.”

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