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YOUNG DOCTORS DC

INVESTING IN OUR YOUTH, THROUGH THE ART OF MEDICINE

 
Young Doctors DC Awarded by TSPLIVE

JUNE 15, 2019

Young Doctors DC Experience New Orleans

by young doc: Sean Beach

NOVEMBER 26, 2018

On October 25, 2018, I went with eight other “Young Doctors of DC” on a 15-hour road trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to gain insight on some New Orleans colleges for a symposium on “Changing the Narrative: Black Men in Medicine”. The purpose of Young Doctors DC is to allow black high school boys in Washington, DC to learn more about the field of medicine with lectures, shadowing doctors and health fairs. I became a member of Young Doctors DC for the opportunity and experience that Young Doctors can give me ...

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Strengthening our communities in Washington, DC by

INVESTING IN OUR YOUTH, THROUGH THE ART OF MEDICINE

​Young Doctors DC (YDDC) is a ​multi-generational mentoring, education, and pipeline to health careers​ program for high school boys in Southeast Washington, DC. Through intensive summer programs and Saturday academies at Howard University, YDDC participants are trained in preventive medicine, mental health, and health issues in underserved communities.

Selected youth join YDDC during their freshmen year of high school and remain in the program until graduation. After one year of training in the summer program and Saturday academies, the "young doctors" begin the service learning component of the program, which includes conducting free health clinics in their community under the supervision of YDDC staff doctors.

With the support of Howard University's Department of Psychology and College of Medicine, the Young Doctors are equipped to address Washington, DC's health disparities head-on.

TRAIN

young men in Southeast Washington, D.C. to solve the pressing health challenges of the community today

EMPOWER

young men to make their lives, their families, and their neighborhoods healthier

INSPIRE

young men to be the doctors, researchers, and medical professionals of the community tomorrow

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YDDC: YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK

"The Young Doctors — young, gifted, and black — are featured in this journey through their experiences and aspirations as part of YDDC." 

YOUNG DOCTORS DC AT LSU HEALTH

The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine planned a daylong workshop in partnership with Young Doctors DC to attract young students of color to health careers.

HOPE SCHOLARSHIP: HOPE DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARD

"In honor of the tremendous work that you are is doing in the arena of health education, youth mentorship and community outreach, The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Initiative is pleased to award Young Doctors DC it Hope Dealer of the Year Award." — H.O.P.E. Scholarship Fund

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All proceeds support YDDC programming including the purchase of medical supplies, study materials and participant stipends.

During the development phase of the organization, YDDC's professional staff is unpaid, consisting of only volunteers. YDDC is working toward developing a full time professional staff dedicated to the successful implementation of YDDC’s programmatic goals.​