At Only 23, Ava Roberts: Youngest African-American Female Doctor! Ava Roberts Doctor.
Dr. Ava Roberts – Youngest Doctor In The United States
Ava Roberts – World’s Youngest Female Doctor
Who Is The Youngest Black Female Doctor?
Ava Roberts Medical Doctor (23) is now america’s youngest doctor and the youngest first African-American female doctor in the world!
Although word of his accomplishment are however minimal, but French site Pelea reports in their site that “after a gifted childhood.
Ava Roberts Medical Doctor and now the youngest female doctor in USA.
Generally, being a medical doctor is a great achievement especially because of the during, but being the youngest one is an amazing achievement that is one in a million.
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And this is an amazing young age, when you look at how long doctors go to school!
So, Ava Roberts must have been a child prodigy! You go girl! She is a great role model to young women everywhere in the world!
Also, looking down the memory lane, the first black doctor in history was James McCune Smith.
And Smith couldn’t go to medical school in New York, so he went to Scotland for his degree and returned home to treat the city’s poor.So, James McCune Smith‘s degree of 1837 made him the nation’s first professionally trained African-American doctor.
And Smith set up a medical practice in lower Manhattan where he became the resident physician at an orphanage.
Also was the first African-American to own and operate a pharmacy in the United States!
But Smith lived and died at a time in America when little recognition was given to the black people achievements.
However, his children refused to promote their father’s legacy and even shunned their African-American heritage.
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Also, Smith was very popular that a public school in Harlem was however named after him.
And he was portrayed him in a video produced by the New York Historical Society by Danny Glover.
And he is also the first African-American doctor to publish scholarly studies in peer-reviewed medical journals.
So, Stauffer have to say this. “He also wrote essays countering theories of black racial inferiority that had currency then. He was a friend and associate of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and he wrote the introduction to Douglass’ “My Bondage and My Freedom.”