DOB 2021
Virtual Program 2021
Thank you to all the speakers and presenters who who helped to make this year's program a great success.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this year's virtual program. We look forward to seeing you become a physician.
the Students
Program Closing Ceremony
Team Projects

Big News

Physicians Medical Forum® and Doctors On Board Program® are now officially trademarked!

This has been a long and arduous process but many thanks to:
Shoko Naruo, Ed Gray, Esq. and Thompson Coburn, LLP for their guidance and support especially during this pandemic

Valerie Lewis, Esq. for referring us to Ed/Shoko of Thompson Coburn

Donna Tate, PMF's web designer for her endless hours of working with me to do a lot of the internet/technical research needed to move forwarded.

The PMF Board and others who helped with this process

PMF Logo Registered

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)

Our DOB Students are moving on up.
Bethel Mieso
Matched and is going to Stanford for Pediatric Residency.
Limi Ahmed
Limi Ahmed
UCLA David Geffen
School of Medicine
Auxiliary of the Sinkler Miller Medical Association (ASMMA) Scholarships to Medical Students
PMF has recommended 4 amazing students for this wonderful opportunity
Joseph Kidane
Joseph Kidane
UCSF School of Medicine
3rd year medical student
Jesslyn Magee
Jesslyn Magee
UC Davis School of Medicine
3rd year medical student
Corey Gatewood
Corey Gatewood
Ohio State University
School of Medicine
3rd year medical student
Sasha Nalini Beacham
Sasha Beecham
UC Davis School of Medicine
1st year medical student
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Physicians Medical Forum’s mission is the retention and recruitment of African-American physicians, and the betterment of health care for people of color and the underserved communities in the Bay Area.

A Note from the Executive Director

Thank you to all who helped to make this year's Doctors On Board Program and Community Health Internship a Huge Success

I want to personally thank all of the speakers and presenters, program coordinators and staff who participated in this year's virtual program. Your time and knowledge is vital to making programs like this a great success and helping to guide our future doctors though the process of becoming physicians.

Stalfana A. Bello, MPA
PMF Executive Director

A Special Thank You

To our team and program coordinators for helping to maintain the 2021 PMF Programs

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The “Doctors On Board Program®” is an innovative and exciting opportunity for underrepresented minorities students who are African American, Native American, Pacific Islanders and Latino/Hispanic. Post-baccalaureate, pre-meds, college/university students, community college students, high seniors, juniors and sophomores interested in becoming physicians or pharmacists to will experience a rare snapshot of what it takes to become a physician or pharmacist.
Visit the Doctors On Board Program®
to learn more about this program
and apply.
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Community Health Ambassadors Program aims to empower African American 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 CHA Team Projects page.
Visit Community Health Ambassadors Program to learn more about this program and apply
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To Be Announced

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 7, 2020

National Medical Fellowships Champions of Health Awards – Bay Area Luncheon

Saturday, March 21, 2020 and Saturday, March 28, 2020

Physicians Medical Forum – 11th Annual Doctors On Board Pipeline Program

Saturday Evening, April 4, 2020

Benefit Fundraiser for the Physicians Medical Forum

Wednesday, April 8 – Sunday, April 12, 2020

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference – (AMEC)

News and Announcements

Scholarship Opportunities

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

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

"Where Are They Now?"

So many students, medical students, pharmacy students and resident who have been a part pf PMF over the years have gone on to fulfill their dreams and as doctors, pharmacists and administrators. Let’s take a look to see where they are now.

Bethel Mieso

Pediatric Residency at Stanford
Case Western University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

PMF Envolvement

  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Community Health Ambassadors Internship
  • Mentoring
  • Community Service Learning Project
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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.

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