Mission and Goals
“To encourage and inspire the education, training, and resources for recruitment and retention of African-American/Black and underrepresented minority physicians; and to provide an infrastructure and support for them to succeed which will thereby help to eliminate health disparities, improve health equity and access in 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 unrepresented physicians, and the equity and 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 and pipeline students who are in high school, community/junior college, university/college and post bac and pre-med students in Northern California/Bay Area (primarily in the 8 counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sacramento, San Jose, and Stockton. Our goals are to help to eliminate health disparities and improve the equity, 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’s programs and initiatives impact medical education, pipeline programs and healthcare equity and 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 Community Benefit Programs, The California Wellness Foundation, Dr. Michael and Mrs. Denise LeNoir, 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.