ARE YOU 13 OR OLDER AND INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DOCTOR?
Join Young Doctors Project virtually for one Saturday per month and learn about health and medicine, observe mock surgeries, and engage in service learning projects
Please Register for sessions below!
Young Doctors is Now Taking Applications
Strengthening our communities by
INVESTING IN OUR YOUTH, THROUGH THE ART OF MEDICINE
Young Doctors Project (YDP) is a multi-generational mentoring, education, and pipeline to health careers program for high school boys of color. 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 health disparities head-on.
young men to solve the pressing health challenges of the community today
young men to make their lives, their families, and their neighborhoods healthier
young men to be the doctors, researchers, and medical professionals of the community tomorrow
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 PROJECT 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
WE'RE ACCEPTING DONATIONS
Your donation will make an impact.
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.