Zindzi Thompson said that, “I have always wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember, there’s nothing else that I wanted to be.” Her dream recently became true while making history at the same time! (Source: BlackWoman.com)
Zindzi was just 13-years-old when she enrolled at the Mary Baldwin University in Virginia. At 16 she enrolled at Meharry Medical College, an HBCU in Nashville, Tennessee and at 21 she has made history as the youngest person to graduate from Meharry and is also the youngest Black female graduate of medicine in the United States.
History Maker: Meharry Medical College congratulates Dr. Zindzi S. Thompson. At 21 years of age, she has become the youngest Black female graduate in the college’s history. Dr. Thompson graduated from Meharry on May 21, 2022.#MeharryMade #MeharryMedicalCollege pic.twitter.com/CsWqBwwQnN— Meharry Medical College (@MeharryMedical) May 23, 2022
Thompson is now set to start her psychiatry residency at Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.