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Upcoming Webinars

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Past Webinars

Medical Career Awareness Webinar

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5:30-7:00pm ET

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National Medical Fellowships (NMF) has partnered with Becton Dickinson (BD) and The Gold Foundation to provide the Medical Career Awareness Webinar, for medical and graduate-level health profession students and young professionals underrepresented in medicine.

President of The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University, Gold Trustee,  and  NMF  Distinguished  Alumnus Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP will serve as Ignitor* to our two- person panel who will share their pathways to medicine and comment on the major steps along their career journeys.

*Coined by the Gold Foundation, an Ignitor serves as a catalyst to spark and fuel the discussion, and will take the conversation to the next level with his insights.

Meet our Two Panelists:

  • Carol Saieva, DO, BD Worldwide Director, Medical Affairs
  • Kalvin Yu, MD, FIDSA, Sr. Medical Director – BD, Infectious Disease Expert
  • Sy DeReauxchette, MICP – Sr. Implementation Analyst, Professional Services, Medication Management System, Pyxis Dispensing

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Primer Training with Mark Dinglasan

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 5:30pm-7:30pm ET

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This introductory 2-hour training shared a basic understanding of:

  • Brain architecture and how it is affected by experiences
  • The ACE Study
  • Social Determinants of Health and their relationship to ACEs
  • Preventing ACEs by building self-healing communities

Presenter: Mark Dinglasan, President and CEO, CUMAC

Provided by: National Medical Fellowships (NMF), Becton Dickson (BD) and CUMAC

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‘Think Tank with Steve Adubato’ featuring Michellene Davis, Esq.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM Eastern

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Many people want to know why Black and Brown communities aren’t necessarily the first in line to get the COVID-19 vaccines. During ‘Think Tank with Steve Adubato’, our President & CEO Michellene Davis, Esq. dives into the impact that COVID-19 has had on these communities, the history that lies behind healthcare disparities, and the effects of racial disparities in Black maternal and infant health.

Interviewee: Michellene Davis, Esq.
President and CEO, National Medical Fellowships

Intentional Dismantling of Systemic Racism

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern

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Times are changing and so are our conversations. In this presentation with Children’s Hospital Association, our President & CEO, Michellene Davis, Esq. dives deep into a discussion around the history of our nation and the steps we need to take to intentionally dismantle systemic racism in our healthcare systems and largely, across America. To watch a recap of this webinar, please click here. To join us in this conversation, please tag us on social media and share your thoughts.

Presenter: Michellene Davis, Esq.
President and CEO, National Medical Fellowships

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Prescription for Financial Success

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern

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This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Budgeting
  • Student loan repayment
  • Insurance fact and fiction
  • Turning income into wealth

This webinar will be presented by Didier Occident. Didier is the founder of Occident Wealth Management, a financial advising firm with Northwestern Mutual. Didier has been an advisor for 11 years. He is based out of Richmond, Virginia and has won numerous industry awards, including being the top under five-year advisor in the Southern region during his first five years with the company, and was ranked fourth nationally. He was the first African American at Northwestern Mutual to achieve that honor. Didier has been a Million Dollar Round Table Member during every year of his career, which places him in the top 2% of financial advisors worldwide.

Didier and his firm specialize in working with medical students, residents, and fellows. He has a passion for creating wealth for African Americans in the healthcare field and helping them realize their financial potential. Didier has also created a financial literacy program called Secure the Bag, which helps athletes and coaches align their actions with their financial intentions in order to create generational wealth for themselves and their families.

Residency Experiences During A Health Crisis

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM Eastern

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With NMF National Alumni Council Chair, Dr. Juanita Watts as ModeratorNMF Alumni and National Alumni Council Members, Drs. Tanise Edwards and Mark Evans shared their journeys in residency during the HIV/AIDS Crisis. Dr. Edwards also provided an update on the state of COVID-19 and how to prepare yourself physically and emotionally. Additionally, NMF Alumna and Young Leadership Council Chair, Dr. Denise Powell, shared her perspective of being in residency now during the COVID-19 Crisis. A 30-minute Question and Answer followed.

Webinar Outline:

  • Initial thoughts
  • The current status of COVID and how to protect yourself
  • History of HIV/AIDS Crisis and Residency Experience
  • Residency during the current COVID-19 Crisis
  • Q&A discussion
  • Final Takeaways and Closing Statements

Financial Management in a Time of Crisis

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern

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Presented by Financial Advisors Jordan Awoye and Alvin Enahoro, this webinar will address strategies for financial planning during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Key Webinar Topics:

  • What’s next for the economy/stock market during and after this pandemic has passed
  • How to protect your retirement and financial accounts throughout this pandemic and recession
  • How to maximize your growth and still hit your financial goals during this pandemic and recession

The ‘Right’ Path to a Career in Medicine
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern
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On Thursday, November 14, 2019, NMF hosted a webinar by Dr. Tameka Blake. Dr. Blake takes the viewer on a journey of her career in medicine. She discusses obstacles and struggles and how she overcame them. She also explores the idea of the ‘right’ path to a successful career in medicine and gives candid moments that helped her push forward.

Webinar Presenter: Tameka Blake, MD

Dr. Tameka Blake is originally from Brooklyn, NY with Jamaican ancestry. In 2001, she attended Cornell University graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. She later graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York in 2006. She is a medical director and board-certified emergency physician practicing in metro Atlanta for over 10 years. Currently, she serves as the Chairwoman of Emergency Medicine at her practicing hospital for the past 5 years. She is an entrepreneur that owns two Jamaican franchise cuisines, Golden Krust Caribbean Restaurant, located southeast of Atlanta. She is also set to appear as an expert physician witness in a court television show, called Personal Injury Court. She is married with three children, ages 8, 9, and 17. She enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family.

The Student Loan Crisis and How to Address It
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM Eastern
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On Monday, November 4, 2019, NMF hosted a presentation by panelists Dr. Brian Bridges, Jantz Hoffman, and Olin Wiley. This webinar discusses the current student loan crisis that impacts so many individuals in the healthcare field and in higher education. Topics include:

  • Loan Repayment options
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs
  • Access to professional advisors who are dedicated to assisting students with loan forgiveness
  • How to compare employer-sponsored loan repayment programs

Webinar Panelists:

  • Dr. Brian Bridges, Vice President of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and serves on a focus group that is addressing this issue from a minority student and HBCU graduate prospective
  • Jantz Hoffman, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Certified Student Loan Advisors Board of Standards
  • Olin Wiley, Certified Wealth Counselor, a member of the Planned Giving Council, Estate Planning Council, International Association of Financial Planners, and Charitable Advisors Alliance.

Patient Engagement & Cultural Competency; The Common Thread: The Human Experience
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM Eastern
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The event refers to the SPOT CHECK Methodology form, which you are encouraged to complete prior to viewing the recording.

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, NMF hosted a presentation by Dr. Mauvareen BeverleyAs healthcare continues to be transformed, patient engagement is the change agent for improving clinical care, increasing revenues related to value-based payments and patient satisfaction scores (HCAHPS). We as Health Care Professionals need to educate ourselves and recognize that our beliefs and attitudes, conscious or unconscious can have a positive or negative impact on patient care and compliance; the patient experience; self-management; and health outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  • Improve the health outcomes for the Elderly Black Population
  • Increase empathy
  • Respect and understand the individual’s cultural beliefs regarding their health
  • Prevent judgmental behavior directed at patients
  • Prevent disparate care
  • Maintain patient dignity

Webinar Presenter: Mauvareen Beverley, MD

Dr. Mauvareen Beverley is an executive-level physician with over 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in regulatory requirements, network development, and high-level strategy; a proven leader in developing high-performing interdisciplinary teams that decreased readmission by improving patient and family engagement. She has a demonstrated track record of increasing revenue while improving population health outcomes, and is an advocate for culturally competent healthcare and the patient experience, especially with geriatric, immigrant, and African American populations.