FBDNR
Announcing
Future Black Doctors
National Registry
A nationwide registry pipeline
of African American/Black students
who want to become doctors
DOB Virtual Program
Doctors On Board Program®
and

Community Health Internship
VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Please check back next Fall
for the 2023 Program.
Learn more about the programs and download workshop materials.
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A Benefit Gala

Celebrating 13 Years of Doctors On Board Programs

Winter/Spring 2023

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Al Brooks COVID Interview
KRON4 Interview with Dr. Al Brooks
Dr. Albert Brooks, President of PMF, talks about the COVID Vaccine letter encouraging patients to get vaccinated.

Watch the interview with Dr. Al Brooks on KRON4 News about the letter he and more than 400 ACCMA doctors signed encouraging patients to get vaccinated.

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Big News

Physicians Medical Forum® and Doctors On Board Program® are now officially trademarked!
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The Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) name has now been approved and finalized by the US Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO)

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US Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) approved and finalized the trademark for the name Doctors On Board Program, which now includes all of our programs under the DOB Trademark (pre-med/medical school/residency)

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Physicians Medical Forum’s mission is the increase the retention and recruitment of African-American and underrepresented minority physicians, and, the betterment of health care services and delivery for the communities we serve.

2022 Doctors On Board® Program
and Community Health Internship

This year's program has been a great success. We are now making the program available to you so that you may reep the benefits of this wonderful program.

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Doctors On Board®
  Program
and
Community Health
Internship

Virtual Program

The 2022 program has ended. Please check back in the Fall for the 2023 program.

Learn more about the program and download workshop materials.

Community Health
Internship

Community Health Internship Program aims to empower African American and under-represented minority youth whose goal is to become a doctor, by training them to serve as ambassadors of health and wellness within their community. Please check out this year’s team projects below or visit the CHI Team Projects page.

Doctors On Board®
College Prepatory
for Careers in Medicine
(DOB-CPCIM)

A new program with goals to increase high school student graduation and receiving their diploma or GED and to assist students preparing their applications for admissions to colleges and universities and want to pursue careers as doctors and other medical and healthcare professionals

This program is partially funded by grants from:
Kaiser Permanente Northern California and The California Wellness Foundation and others.

California Medicine
Scholars Program (CMSP)

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at
UC Davis School of Medicine
and in partnership with the
Physicians Medical Forum (PMF)
to support students to become
doctors and healthcare professionals
Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) is proud to partner with UC Davis School of Medicine and supports the California Medicine Scholars Program in the Greater Northern California Regional Healthcare Hub (GNCRHH) to co-create a pathway from community colleges to matriculation to UC Davis School of Medicine.

Future Women Doctors
Initiative

Doctors On Board® Program
and
Community Health Internship
Virtural Program

An innovative and exciting opportunity for African American/Black and underrepresented minority (URM) women students who want to become medical doctors.

This program is partially funded by:
The California Wellness Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Community Benefits Programs, The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and grants and donations from other individuals and businesses.

Future Black Doctors
National Registry

A nationwide registry pipeline of African American/Black students who want to become doctors

Check out the latest

Job Opportunities

Future Men Doctors
Initiative

Doctors On Board® Program
and
Community Health Internship
Virtural Program

An innovative and exciting opportunity for African American/Black and underrepresented minority (URM) men students who want to become medical doctors.

This program is partially funded by: The California Wellness Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Community Benefits Programs, and other grants and donations from other individuals and businesses.

Future Black Doctors
National Registry

Virtual Summit

Coming Soon
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

This event is for future aspiring doctors.

To participate, please registered at the Future Black Doctors National Registry. 

To date, more than 700 have registered.

Words of Thanks

Albert Brooks, M.D.

A Message From The President

On behalf of the Physicians Medical Forum (PMF), thank you for your continued support to our funders and partners, physicians and medical professionals, medical schools, educational institutions, organizations and individuals all dedicated towards ensuring a diverse and sustainable workforce.

Most of all, thank you to the many students who are the future doctors and their families for your love and support of these future doctors.

PMF is committed to inspiring, educating and providing pathways and networks that will build stronger and healthier individuals and communities with sustainable health and wellness.

Sincerely,
Albert L. Brooks, M.D., President

Stalfana Bello

An Update from the Executive Director

In keeping with our overall mission to increase the number of African American/Black and underrepresented minorities medical doctors, PMF is delighted to have completed the 2022 Doctors On Board and Community Health Internship Program (DOB/CHI), awarded numerous scholarships, stipends, mentoring, recommendations and other support to aspiring future doctors

Thank you to the many funders and partners for supporting these amazing students and our awesome PMF team who are instrumental in making PMF programs and initiatives successfully.

We look forward to 2023 being a hybrid of virtual and in-person programs, internships, mentoring, workshops, mock and specialty clinics, scholarships, stipends, and more.

All the Best,
Stalfana A. Bello, M.P.A., Executive Director

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Upcoming Events

August, 2023

National Medical Association (NMA) Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

November 4, 2022

Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA) Annal Meeting and Dinner

April 1, 2023

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit

CONTINUOUS

Physicians Medical Forum Visiting Elective Scholarship Program (VESP), Visiting Clerkship (VCP)

Great Accomplishments

Congratulations Brainna Ennis

Brianna Ennis, who is now a 4th-year medical students at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. Briana was awarded PMF’s Visiting Elective

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Changing
Medicine
in Our
Community

Help Us Continue Our Mission

Through programs like Doctors On Board Pipeline Program, Community Health Ambassadors Internship Program, Visiting Elective/Visiting Clerkships Resident Scholarships, Educational Workshops, Scholarships, Mentoring and Outreach support for medical students, post bac and high school students, and many other activities, the Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) continues its mission of encouraging recruitment and retention of African-American/Black and underrepresented physicians & pharmacists. PMF strives to have a culturally diverse workforce which provides quality healthcare for people of color, the underserved communities, and indeed, health and wellness for all throughout the Oakland/San Francisco Northern California Bay Area.

But we cannot do this without your help

Please Donate

Help us to achieve these goals and strive to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of education & healthcare for patients.

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Physicians Medical Forum
6114 La Salle Avenue, #601
Oakland, CA 94611

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All contribution of tax deductible to the extend allowed by law

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