A mother and daughter have put their names in the history books after they both graduated from medical school in the same year.
Dr Cynthia and Jasmine Kudji from Ghana graduated in March 2020 and will begin their residency in July 2020 at the LSU Health New Orleans.
Cynthia enrolled in the Family Medicine program at The University of Health and Sciences on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean while Jasmine studied General Surgery at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A Facebook page, Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundations shared the inspiring news of the duo.
It wrote: Congratulations to this Ghanaian Mother-Daughter pair who both graduated medical school this year and will be starting residency at LSU! These groundbreaking women are the first mother and daughter to attend medical school at the same time and match at the same institution.
“As a single parent, Dr. Cynthia Kudji began her healthcare career as a nursing assistant in a nursing home and was soon on an upward trajectory that took her through nursing school to become a hospital RN, and eventually, a nurse practitioner serving rural communities throughout Louisiana and Alabama. A trip back home to Ghana confirmed her desire to become a physician”.