Simpson becomes first Black woman to complete medical course at US university

Simpson becomes first Black woman to complete medical course at US university

- Dr. Venita Simpson is on record as the first Black woman to finish up neurosurgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine

- Simpson's passion for medicine began at the age of 7 when she underwent a surgical procedure in a hospital

- Simpson noted that a process involved in neurosurgery increased her desire to enroll on the programme

Dr. Venita Simpson has set an impressive record at the Baylor College of Medicine, YEN.com.gh has learnt.

The medical practitioner is on record as the first Black woman to complete neurosurgery residency since the course started in 1956 at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Simpson reveals she saw herself as a doctor ever since she had surgery as a little girl.

Simpson becomes first Black woman to complete medical course at US university

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According to her, she loved the gadgets in the hospital and soon developed a special passion for neurosurgery.

This, per a report by becauseofthemwecan.com, was further enhanced by the procedure used in Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease.

Simpson adds that movement disorders as well as the life changing seamless placement of electrodes in the brain further activated her interest.

In other news, social media users have expressed their joy in unison with a man known as William Welbeck Akita to celebrate the effort of Amarh Michael Amartey, a Senior High School (SHS) graduate.

Amartey completed Aggrey Memorial SHS, a school he was initially denied admission into.

Akita notes that he played a key role in securing admission for Amartey.

Three years on, Amartey has impressed everyone with his results in the 2019 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

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