Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, Inc.

The Challenge

If you are a young black youth in Rochester, it is very  likely that you do not have any physicians in your family.  You may never have met a black physician or had the chance to ask questions about their career path. Many young people never get a chance to be inspired by others who have successfully overcome the  challenges faced when pursuing a career in medicine. Many  teenagers give up their dreams and never realize their potential due to  lack of mentoring and positive role modeling. Others give up because they lack the resources or competencies required to pursue medical careers.

In 2015, over 60 of Rochester’s Black Physicians and behavioral health professionals joined together to  address this need. We offer mentoring, shadowing opportunities, networking, as well as educational stipends and scholarships.

We are partnering with each other and our community to promote excellence in our youth and  the Greater Rochester Region.

2018 Starlight Gala Eclipse

September 8, 2018

Locust Hill Country Club

6pm – 11 pm

Eclipsing Barriers for Our Youth


Medical Careers


The members of our network pursue opportunities to encourage black youth who are interested in careers in medicine to follow their dreams. We help guide students through the rigorous educational requirements that must be met to pursue a career in medicine. We are helping to mentor tomorrows doctors, scientists, psychologists and other health care workers of tomorrow. Learn More


Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, Inc provides tangible role models for black youth interested in pursing careers in medicine. We provide opportunities for students to shadow black physicians in their offices. Our physicians also speak to youth throughout our community about our path to fullfilling our dreams and how they to can succeed.   Learn More


Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester Inc. facilitates networking among black physicians throughout the community. We join physicians from across all intsitutions in the Rochester area to support not only each other but the youth in our community.     Learn More


Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester Inc. realizes that financial limitations can prevent black youth from taking advantage of educational opportunities. We realize that low socioeconomic status can lead youth to take low paying jobs in lieu of pursuing educational opportunities. In many cases, students give up their dreams of careers in medicine. We work to address the financial barriers through fundraising for educational stipends that enable youth to choose educational experiences over low paying jobs that do not contribute to their educational goals.     Learn More

If you work with minority youth and  have students that are interested in learning more about careers in science and medicine, our physicians would be happy to come and speak with them.

                      Contact us

If you are a  physician or mental health worker  and are interested in mentoring, providing shadowing opportunities, and networking with black physicians, provide your contact information and we will add you to our database.

Join Us

If you are a  student interested in pursuing a career in medicine or science, we are happy to speak with you about what is  needed to successfully achieve your goals. We know because we faced many of the challenges you face and successfully overcame them. We know that you can not do it alone and we want to see you succeed. If you would like to get more information, contact us and we will help you get the resources and direction you need.

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Partner with us

Whether you are a physician, health care worker or a member of the Greater Rochester Community, we believe that everyone can make a difference.  Our organization is a 501c3 nonprofit and is  supported fully by donations.  If you share our mission and vision and are interested in partnering for change, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to help be the bridge  our youth need to go  from dreams to  careers in science and medicine.

If you are planning to give to United Way this year, why not give to benefit Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester Inc?  Our donor designation number is 3349.

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