Michael V. Drake
to become
21st president
of the University
of California

The University of California Board of Regents announced today (July 7) the appointment of Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the 21st president of UC’s world-renowned system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three nationally affiliated labs, more than 280,000 students and 230,000 faculty and staff.

Michael V. Drake
Corey Gatewood
Active in PMF to active against racism. Read his story and check out his new website, BLACK MEN IN MEDICINE.
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2020
Postponed until further notice.

Space is limited

The “Doctors On Board Program” is an innovative and exciting opportunity for African American/Black, Native American, Samoan, Tonga, Fiji, Guam, Filipino, and Hispanic/Latino students who are post baccalaureate, pre-meds, college/university students, community college students and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores who want to become a physician.

2020

Postponed Until Further Notice

2020

Postponed Until Further Notice

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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.

2020 Doctors On Board
and Community Health Ambassadors
Virtual Event

2020 Doctors On Board
and Community Health Ambassadors Programs
Postponed

Due to the escalating concerns about COVID – 19 / Coronavirus and wanting each of you, your families and networks to be safe and healthy, the Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) has postponed the Doctors On Board Program for Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Samuel Merritt University – Health Education Center and Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Claremont Hotel, as well as the Community Health Ambassadors Program in April, 2020.

PMF will be in touch with everyone to reschedule dates hopefully in the near future.

Many thanks and please take care of yourselves, families and networks.

Albert L. Brooks, M.D.
President, PMF
and
Stalfana Bello, M.P.A.
Executive Director, PMF 

Postponed until further notice

The “Doctors On Board Pipeline 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 Doctors On Board Program to learn more about this program and apply.
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Postponed Until Further Notice

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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Postponed Until Further Notice

Doctors Rock is a great program that you should look in to.

2020 Program Info Available in December

Visit Doctors Rock to learn more about this program.
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Scholarships
& Stipends

To Be Announced

We will provide more information as it becomes available

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Do We
Need PMF?

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

Medical Student – Ophthalmology
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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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

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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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