BLACK MEDICINE IN PHILADELPHIA

ABOUT US


OUR PROGRAMS
There are at least four general membership meetings held annually. The Mercy-Douglass Lectureship is open to the general public and features speakers addressing medical concerns of national or global import. In recent years, the event has been sponsored by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. 

A Speaker's bureau of African-American physician expert is available to participate in community and local outreach programs. 

The Scholarship Program awards five scholarships to medical students from each of the areas five schools who demonstrates leadership qualities, and have contributed to projects that have benefited the community.

On the third Sunday of the month from 2pm-3pm, we broadcast on WURD-AM, Physicians-On-Air, a program for members to present different facets of medical care, relating to their specialty and of the public interest. Tune in at WURD 900 AM, or online wurdradio.com.  

Previous programs included a student mentorship program for local undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine. This program was funded by grants from the pharmaceutical industry, which allowed the students to receive stipends. A rigorous vetting of academic, social, physical and mental health is done prior to participation in the program.




Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School founded in 1895



Mercy Douglass Hospital, the Black hospital in the mid-20th century (1955)

William F. King, Jr. MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Pediatric and Adolescent Medical Centers of Philadelp

nmamsep@gmail.com

PO Box 27306Philadelphia PA 19118

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