- 6 women studying together have graduated as doctors
- They have been lauded as examples of black excellence
- Their mentor praised them as role models
In a country with a history of lack of opportunities for people of color such as the United States, graduates from such backgrounds are especially celebrated.
It is even better when they are women, graduate as doctors and do so while empowering each other along the way.
This is the inspiring story of six newly graduated doctors—Abisola Luther, Banca Hall, Patti Gee, Kristyn Smith, Sharde Chambers and Kay Renee.
The six ladies recently graduated from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey, US.
Their mentor, Dr. Chery, shared their story on the Because of Them We Can Facebook page, praising them as "amazing examples of courage and intelligence."
Dr. Chery wrote: "The bond they have created in medical school is a true example of Black women coming together to empower one another. They are changing the narrative! Little girls need role models like them!"
Their amazing story also inspired commenters who congratulated them and touted them as examples of black excellence.
Rosalind Carter wrote: "Congratulations sisters! I am so glad you're doctors; keep up the good work and show other black young ladies that they can do it also. I am so happy; thank you doctors."
They are indeed embodiments of black pride. Their story will go a long way in inspiring young ladies to work together to achieve more.
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