ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DOCTOR?
Incoming young doctors can apply in the 8th through 10th grades.
Bring Young Doctors Project to your school to connect your students, teachers, and administrators to a day of hands-on learning for students and professional development for your teachers and staff!
Become a Member School!
Young Doctors Adopt a School Program
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
GIVING TUESDAY |
10 YEARS OF YDP
"Celebrating 10 years in creating a pipeline to medicine for black boys."
CULTURE CATALYST MOMENT #3
Young Docs on ABC's New Years Rockin' Eve: "Tonight, we're honoring people all across the country who are galvanizing the community, and changing the culture."
YDP ON FOX 5 | HEALTH & COMMUNITY
Young Doctors DC helps students learn about the medial field and helps the community get healhier — all, at the same time."
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.