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DOB 2021
DOCTORS ON BOARD
PROGRAM®
and
COMMUNITY HEALTH INTERNSHIP
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.
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Team Projects
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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)

ASMMA
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 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.

An Update from the Executive Director

Stalfana Bello

Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) is in the process of finalizing the programs, initiatives, and events for 2021 – 2022 while trying to navigate and comply with local, county, state and nationwide COVID Protocols.

In keeping with our overall mission of increasing the pipeline and the number of African American and underrepresented minorities medical doctors, PMF is working on revising the year with a hybrid of virtual and in-person programs, internships, mentoring, workshops, mock and specialty clinics, scholarships and stipends, and special project opportunities.

We will be requiring that all participants be fully vaccinated for in-person events. We may also require a negative COVID test prior to any in-person events.

Please know that our highest priority is the health, safety and well being of all. In November, we hope to update our 2021 - 2022 calendar of programs and event dates, times, and formats. Additionally, we will send out notices and media releases to keep you informed and share with your networks.

Wishing all the best in health and wellness,

Stalfana A. Bello, MPA
Executive Director
Physicians Medical Forum

Get the latest updates

Congratulations!

Limi Ahmed

Limi Ahmed

2021-2022
DOB-1st Year Medical Student
UCLA David Geffen
School of Medicine

Charlene Green

Charlene K. Green, PsyD

2020-2021
Received Doctorate in
Human and Organizational Psychology


Currently Director: Admissions | Student & Resident Diversity | Student Development
UC Davis School of Medicine

Bethel Mieso gets matched

Bethel Mieso

2021-2022
Matched and is going to Stanford for Pediatric Residency.

Check out the latest Opportinities

Scholarships

2022 Kaiser Permanente Northern California Medical Student Scholarship

We are proud of Kaiser Permanente’s social mission, research, clinical expertise, and leadership efforts in helping communities thrive. As part of this mission, we recognize the potential of future physicians and their contributions by offering $5,000 scholarships to fourth-year students selected for their demonstrated commitment to under-served communities.

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Pipeline Programs

Free Pre-Medical Postbaccalaureate Webinar

The UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium is a partnership of postbaccalaureate premedical programs at the Schools of Medicine at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Francisco. The mission of the Consortium is to increase the number of physicians who practice in shortage areas of California by assisting capable and dedicated students from disadvantaged backgrounds in gaining admission to medical school.

Job Opportunities

Medical Director, Family Birthing Center

East Bay Medical Group
Oakland, CA

Apply to:
Pamela J. Simms-Mackey, MD, FAAP
DIO & Chief of Graduate Medical Education
Alameda Health System
510-437- 5002 (O) | 510-459-6725 direct
psimmsmackey@alamedahealthsystem.org

Full-Time
The East Bay Medical Group is seeking a Medical Director for our Family Birthing Center (Labor & Delivery unit) in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Alameda Health System (AHS). As the Medical Director of the Family Birthing Center, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to a critical service for women and their families.
Department Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

East Bay Medical Group
Oakland, CA

Full-Time
East Bay Medical Group and Alameda Health System (AHS) are recruiting a new chair for the department of orthopaedic surgery. The ideal candidate is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with 10+ years of clinical experience and subspecialty training in Orthopaedic trauma. Other subspecialties will be considered based on the current composition of subspecialties within the existing Department.
Chair, Department of Medicine

East Bay Medical Group
Oakland, CA 94602

Full-Time
The Chair of Medicine is the clinical and strategic leader of the Department and ensures the delivery of timely, equitable, safe and high-value care to our patients. The Chair oversees the providers and clinical personnel and is accountable for all clinical and operational processes and outcomes within the department.
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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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Scholarships
& Stipends

To Be Announced

We will provide more information as it becomes available

Your support makes a difference

Why
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

William Alexander Jackson Ross, Sr., M.D. Scholarship

William Alexander Jackson Ross, Sr., M.D. was a prominent Orthopedic Surgeon in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area. He strongly believed in eliminating healthcare disparities among minorities and was a dedicated member of the Sinkler Miller Association. Dr. Ross passed away in 2007. In his honor and to continue his legacy, his family is funding this scholarship to assist residents who are in a surgery training program.

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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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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.

Please donate here

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Please send contributions to:

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

Physicians Medical Forum is a 501 (c)(3)non-profit, Tax ID: 30-0086728
All contribution of tax deductible to the extend allowed by law

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