This story runs about a medical school graduation of a mother and daughter on the same day. Both of them studied and now started to work together as doctors.
Earlier this year, the 49 year old Dr. Cynthia Kudji Sylvester and Jasmine Kudji made headlines. They became the first mother to go to medical school and compete in the same hospital system Female duo.
The two will now start working together as doctors of the Louisiana State University medical system. Dr. Kudji Sylvester will be the family doctor of LSU Health Lafayette. Dr. Kudji will be the 11 upcoming surgeons of LSU Health New Orleans One of the resident surgeons.
Cynthia is 27 years old. Her mother’s dream was to make Cynthia a doctor one day. Her family moved from Ghana to the United States at the age of two. She was motivated to become a doctor on her journey back to West Africa with her family.
During the visit, a little girl greeted Cynthia and her mother. Ultimately she asked them to help the sick child. She said to USA Today that Seeing this gap really shocked me and made me want to do something about it.”
Any way, at the age of 22 when she was pregnant she had to put aside her dream to become a doctor. By choice she thought of starting her career as a nursing assistant. Ultimately two years later she became a registered nurse.
“Because I need a job, I have to put aside my dream of being a doctor.” ‘I need to increase my income. So this is where to become a nurse. ’In 2013, when Jasmine went to college, Cynthia attended a medical school, and the rest is history.
When Jasmine grew up, she always wanted to visit her mother and watched her work as a nursing assistant. She said that every single visit motivated her to become a doctor. She further illustrated that: “This is just an ever-present part of my life… most of it is natural.”
Two years after her mother, she opened a medical school in 2015. The two supported each other on the road.
“The pregnancy line has really become blurred. In the whole process, she became my best friend and she became my confidante.“
The first black woman obtained a medical degree in the United States in 1864. The representation of black doctors has not ameliorated much. Jasmine said: “To be honest, this is not very common. Generally speaking, female doctors are not common.
She further added:
“In my field, I rarely meet people like me, so this is so important to us to ensure that we can show up and spread our stories.”
“When you are young, you cannot see people who look like you are doing what you want to do. When you see what other people are doing, you start to think well, maybe these people are born well than me.”
“So this is why I think representation is important. It shows to young people and even the elderly, no, you are born with no problems, and you are not without ingenuity or ability. You know, you can do it too.”
However we wish both of these doctors on their new journey towards the success.