Black Physicians Network

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Community, Medicine, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Black Physicians Network

The Challenge

If you are a young black youth in Rochester, it is very likely that you do not have any physicians in your family. You may never have met a black physician or had the chance to ask questions about their career path. Many young people never get a chance to be inspired by others who have successfully overcome the challenges faced when pursuing a career in medicine.

Many teenagers give up their dreams and never realize their potential due to lack of mentoring and positive role modeling. Others give up because they lack the resources or competencies required to pursue medical careers.

In 2015, over 60 of Rochester’s Black Physicians and behavioral health professionals joined together to address this need. We offer mentoring, shadowing opportunities, networking, as well as educational stipends and scholarships.

We are partnering with each other and our community to promote excellence in our youth and the Greater Rochester Region.

Click here to find out more about what we’re doing!

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