Join us at the
6th Annual Young Doctors DC
at The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
with Rooftop Reception beginning at 7pm
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
7pm - 10pm
Tickets are $100
655 K St NW #100
Washington, DC 20001
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.
young men in Southeast Washington, D.C. 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
ABC 7 NEWS: HARRIS' HEROES
"They're not out of high school yet, but the teens in the Young Doctors DC program already know how to check a person's blood pressure." — Leon Harris (ABC 7 News)
STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: YDDC INTERVIEW
YDDC's Chief Mentor Adrian Thompson is interviewed by ...
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.