In October 2019, two young NMF Alumni were featured in stories about medical education. Aaron Dotson, an MD candidate at St. Louis University School of Medicine and a 2019 Dr. David Kearney McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT recipient, was featured in a Forbes item about the Black Men in White Coats (BMWC) movement. Dotson is a volunteer with BMWC, providing mentorship and guidance to young Black men interested in the medical field. “[He] feels that the long commitment and financial obligation is one of the reasons black men never even consider becoming a doctor … ‘It’s not an easy road at all; but for me, there is nothing on this planet that I want more than to become a doctor.’” To learn more about Dotson and BMWC, visit the Forbes article here.
Lawren Wooten, an MD candidate and a 2019 NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) Scholar was featured in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Georgetown Medicine. In the “Student Point of View” feature, Wooten describes the financial burdens facing students in medical education. “In my opinion, medical schools have an opportunity and a duty to actively address this challenge if we are to produce caring and diverse doctors.” To read Wooten’s feature article, visit the online edition of Georgetown Medicine here.
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