The Accomplishments Of Ben Carson

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Frank Marcallini February 16, 2017 Research Paper Remembered as a famous African American who was in a poor family and eventually found great success, Ben Carson was an award-winning neurosurgeon who separated twins joined at the head successfully for the first time. Even though he was reluctant to read books as his mom told him, he enjoyed reading and wrote many different books, helping him exceed educational expectations. He even ran for president with no political experience at all, and people considered him a political outsider. Even though he started out as someone who seemed that he would never be successful because of his finances, Ben Carson surpassed his expectations and became one of the greatest African…show more content…
Another time, he had given a friend a head injury at a locker argument. He even tried to stab a friend with a knife over the radio choice. Fortunately, the knife blade broke on his belt buckle. Carson regretted his choice and ran home to lock himself in the bathroom with a Bible. Carson pleaded for help from God and soon realized that the problem causing his anger was putting himself in the center of events. Carson was to become a world-renown surgeon, and his first step to success was getting honors from Southwestern High School. He earned a "full scholarship to Yale, receiving a B.A. degree in psychology in 1973." (Source 1) He enrolled in the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan and became a neurosurgeon. His good hand to eye coordination and three-dimensional reasoning made him a good neurosurgeon to begin with. In 1975, he married Lacena "Candy" Rustin whom he met at Yale. Carson earned a medical degree and then moved to Baltimore with Lacena. Carson earned his B.A. degree in psychology in 1973 and became an intern at Johns Hopkins University in 1977. He would become a chief resident of Johns Hopkins in 1983. He would also teach neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and would receive "more than sixty honorary doctorate degrees." (Source 4) In 1983, Ben Carson was invited to Perth, Australia by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital because they needed

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