A mother and her daughter have graduated medical school in the same year and they are beginning their residencies together..
Dr. Cynthia Kudji Sylvester became pregnant with her daughter, Jasmine during her senior year at Tulane University, and had to put her dreams on hold.
With help from her family, Cynthia, who raised Jasmine as a single mom, had finally saved up enough money to go to medical school in 2013.
“I knew it was time,” says Cynthia.
“Every disappointment, every accomplishment made me want to push further and create a better life for my daughter.”
And on July 1, Jasmine, who decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps, and Cynthia both began their residences together through the LSU Health System.
“Jasmine has always been my rock,” We’re in this together,” Cynthia said.