Zindzi S. Thompson made history on May 21, becoming the youngest Black female graduate in Meharry Medical College’s history. At just 21 years of age, Zindzi Thompson has made extraordinary educational achievements through tremendous hard work, dedication, and determination.
Thompson enrolled in the university at the age of 16, and comes from a long line of Meharry alumns with over 20 family members graduating from the university.
“I have always wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. There’s nothing else that I wanted to be,” Thompson said in a previous interview. During the summer, she will participate in a psychiatry residency program at Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.