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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Tamia Potter Is Vanderbilt’s First Black Female Neurosurgery Resident

Vanderbilt University’s neurosurgery residency program will have its first Black woman resident.



Tamia Potter a Florida A&M graduate is the first Black woman to accept a spot in the neurosurgery position at the university’s medical center in Nashville, Tennessee.


According to Vanderbilt, Potter is the first Black woman to accept a neurosurgery residency position in the school’s 148-year history.



Potter told CNN


“Everything that I’m doing, everything that I’m learning, everything that I experience is for the betterment of someone else,”


Potter posted on Twitter,

“My first job was a certified nursing assistant at 17 years old in 2014. Today on March 17th, 2023 I was blessed to be selected as the first African American female neurosurgery resident to train at @VUMC_Neurosurg,”








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