Graduating from high school at the very tender age of 15, enrolling into the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, before turning 16—Heading straight to medical school at age 19, Ashley Roxanne has always had an early start in Life.
Ashley Roxanne Peterson has successfully graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also kickstarted her family medicine residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2019. She is now the youngest and only black person to attain the feat of becoming an osteopathic doctor.
Whilst she was still a student, Ashley Started a medical blog known as ”Daily Medicine”. The purpose of the blog was to provide adequate information and assistance to students who had an interest in pursuing medicine.
According to Briefly.co.za, “With the help of the initiative(Blog), dozens of students were able to gain admission into several medical schools. In just a matter of three years, Ashley’s blog had 5,000 participants, over 100,000 engagements and 10 different fields of experts offering help on the platform.
Ashley Roxanne who has always been the youngest in her class says the journey has been tough after failing a class in her first semester. However her passion and dedication to helping and serving humanity, which led her to this field of medicine, kept her strong.
“I went into medicine knowing that I want to help underserved and minority communities and I am continuing those passions as I continue into residency,— I chose my residency based off their mission statement, current leadership, and how they give back to the community.”-Ashley Roxanne Peterson