Mother-daughter graduate together from medical school

Dr Cynthia Kudji Sylvester and Dr Jasmine Kudji are the first pair of mother-daughter duo who attended the same medical school at the same institution.

While Cynthia decided 31 years ago that she wants to be a doctor, the plans got delayed when she had her daughter Jasmine and joining a medical school went completely out of question then.

Instead of being a full-time student, the then 19-year-old Cynthia decided to become a nursing assistant and she kept on working for 10 years, later being promoted to the position of nurse practitioner.

However, she saved enough money to finally join the medical school in 2013. At the time, Jasmine, who was a junior at Louisiana State University, also decided to follow her mother’s footsteps.

“My mom always inspired me to be everything that I wanted to be. I watched her overcome things firsthand. We’ve come a long way,” Jasmine said.

While Jasmine graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, her mother Cynthia joined the University of Medicine and Health Sciences on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.