“To encourage recruitment and retention of African-American physicians, and thereby help to eliminate health disparities, improve access to care, and improve the quality of life and medical care for people in Northern California”.
PMF’s main purpose is to encourage the recruitment and retention of African-American physicians, and the betterment of health care for people in Northern California.
Our primary goal is to help increase the number of African-American physicians, residents & medical students in Northern California/Bay Area and primarily in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano and Sacramento Counties, while helping to eliminate health disparities and improving the quality of life and medical care for patients. While our focus base is Northern California, Physicians Medical Forum’s network is nationwide and it programs and initiatives impact medical education, pipeline program and healthcare delivery throughout the country.
The Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by grants from Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fund for Community Benefit Program at the East Bay Community Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, California Endowment, California Healthcare Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Kaiser Permanente Physician Recruitment and Wells Fargo. PMF has also received support from The Safeway Foundation, Alta Bates/Summit Medical Center, Oakland Marriott City Center, National Medical Fellowship, UCSF PRIME Program and Kaplan Test Prep.