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The Doctors Back to School™ Program

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Celebrate Doctor’s Back to School Day

On May 9, visit a school and share your passion for the profession with minority elementary and high school students.

The AMA Doctors Back to School™ program aims to increase the number of minority physicians and work toward eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. The program sends minority physicians and minority medical students into the community as a way to introduce children to professional role models and show kids of all ages from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups that a career in medicine is attainable for everyone.

Explore how AMA is working to eliminate disparities in health care.

Importance of Doctors Back to School Program

Each Doctors Back to School visit increases awareness of the need for more minority physicians. Minority physicians are more likely to practice in underserved areas and provide care for minority, poor, underinsured and uninsured patients.

Doctors Back to School aims to inspire children to consider the medical field as a profession.

Member Moving Medicine: Frank Clark, MD

Frank Clark, MD, chair of the Minority Affairs Section (MAS) reflects on being an advocate for change and the importance of giving back to the community.

Get Involved With the Doctors Back to School Program

Review the Doctors Back to School program kit (PDF) to find presentation ideas, curriculum recommendations and other resources to help set up a visit at a school or a community center.

Use the Careers in Medicine resource list (PDF) as a guide for creating presentation materials for site visits.

Contact [email protected] for more information on how to get involved in the Doctors Back to School program.

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