National Medical Fellowships conducts a dynamic webinar series designed to provide ongoing support to our scholars and alumni. We partner with leaders and subject matter experts to offer skills building sessions and in-depth discussion about pressing health care topics.
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
Interview: The Impact of Racism on Children’s Health
HOPE as an Anti-Racism Framework in Action
This webinar will cover the following topics:
- 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.
With NMF National Alumni Council Chair, Dr. Juanita Watts as Moderator, NMF 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.
- 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
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
View the event recording here.
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.
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
- 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.
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 Beverley. As 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.
- 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.