Black Physicians Network board member, Dr. Christopher Richardson speaking to and inspiring students on November 11, 2015 at an event for high school juniors and seniors.
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.
In the summer of 2015, several of the Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, Inc. physicians met with participants in the University of Rochester’s Science Technology Entry Program (STEP). The students interviewed physicians and then wrote papers about the interviews. This exercise provided the students with information and insight into the lives and career paths of various physicians and enhanced their interviewing and writing skills.