Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, Inc.
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
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. 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 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.
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.