Mission and Goals


“To encourage the education, training, recruitment and retention of African-American/Black and underrepresented minority physicians, and thereby help to eliminate health disparities, improve health equity and access to medical care for people in the Northern California Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area”.


PMF’s main purpose is to encourage the recruitment and retention of African-American and underrepsented physicians, and the betterment of health care for people in Northern California.


Our primary goal is to help increase the number of African-American and underrepresented physicians, residents & medical students, post bac and pre-med 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 services 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/Northern California Benefit Program, The California Wellness Foundation, California Endowment, California Healthcare Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, The Daniel Weinstein Fund, Kaiser Permanente Physician Recruitment, Princeton Review and Wells Fargo. PMF has also received support from The Safeway Foundation, Alta Bates/Summit Medical Center, Claremont Club & Spa, and UCSF PRIME Program.