Month: January 2024

Photo of a Black pregnant woman's belly.

Standing Together: Addressing the Urgent Stakes Post-Dobbs Decision

April 11, 2024 Comments Off on Standing Together: Addressing the Urgent Stakes Post-Dobbs Decision

Commentary by Michellene Davis, Esq., NMF President and CEO This Black Maternal Health Week, it is imperative that we recognize the profound stakes of the fight for maternal health equity.…

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Why DEI Matters in Medical Education

April 10, 2024 Comments Off on Why DEI Matters in Medical Education

Commentary by Michellene Davis, Esq., NMF President and CEO A KFF survey published just a few months ago found that A full 22% of Black adults who were pregnant or…

Photo of Dr. Tyeese Gaines smiling into the camera. She is wearing a black jacket and green blouse.

For Women in Medicine, ‘Having It All’ Is Hard – Living without Purpose is Harder

April 4, 2024 Comments Off on For Women in Medicine, ‘Having It All’ Is Hard – Living without Purpose is Harder

“The patients I went into medicine for – the populations made vulnerable, the chronically marginalized – weren’t even making it into primary care physicians’ offices because they were going straight…

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NMF Media Coverage on Match Day 2024

March 15, 2024 Comments Off on NMF Media Coverage on Match Day 2024

NMF issues a call to diversify medicine through a television interview and published commentary. NMF President and CEO Michellene Davis, Esq. hit the airwaves on Match Day with a vibrant…

Dr. Sandra Nichols posing for a photo in a red dress and a white necklace

Honoring Sandra Bruce Nichols, M.D., FAAFP, MHCDS, M.S.

March 12, 2024 Comments Off on Honoring Sandra Bruce Nichols, M.D., FAAFP, MHCDS, M.S.

NMF celebrates a beloved health care servant leader. With eternal gratitude and heartfelt appreciation, National Medical Fellowships wishes Dr. Sandra B. Nichols, immediate past chair of the NMF Board of…

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Setting Intentions and Creating Solutions

February 29, 2024 Comments Off on Setting Intentions and Creating Solutions

“I’ve worked to inspire, mentor, and support aspiring underrepresented minority students on their journeys to becoming health care professionals, too.” Jeremiah Whittington, a fourth-year student at University of Illinois College…

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Living on a Vision and a Prayer

February 15, 2024 Comments Off on Living on a Vision and a Prayer

MD/MPH Candidate Caylon Pettis documents his journey through medical school. For Caylon Pettis, attending medical school was a spiritual calling – one his best friend had dreamt, and for which…

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A Love for Languages and Life Decisions

February 8, 2024 Comments Off on A Love for Languages and Life Decisions

Tasneem Elbashir, an NMF/Johnson & Johnson Pharmacy scholar, details how deviating from medical school led her to become a drug expert.   When diversifying the health care workforce, National Medical Fellowships…

Operation at Provident Hospital on South Side of Chicago, Illinois (1941).

Recognizing History’s Impact on Our Health Care 

February 1, 2024 Comments Off on Recognizing History’s Impact on Our Health Care 

As we step into February, a month that honors Black history annually and officially recognized by both the President and Congress, National Medical Fellowships (NMF) is reflecting on pivotal moments…

National Medical Fellowships Announces Recipients of First of its Kind Behavioral Health Scholarship, Funded by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey 

January 31, 2024 Comments Off on National Medical Fellowships Announces Recipients of First of its Kind Behavioral Health Scholarship, Funded by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey 

National Medical Fellowships (NMF) is proud to introduce the first recipients of the Horizon Behavioral Health Scholarship, generously established in 2023 by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the philanthropic…