Doctors
On Board
Program

2020 Doctors On Board Program
is Postponed Until Further Notice

Due to the escalating concerns about COVID – 19 / Coronavirus and wanting each of you, your families and networks to be safe and healthy, the Physicians Medical Forum (PMF) has postponed the Doctors On Board Program for Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Samuel Merritt University – Health Education Center and Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Claremont Hotel.

PMF will be in touch with everyone to reschedule dates hopefully in the near future.

Many thanks and please take care of yourselves, families and networks.

Albert L. Brooks, M.D.
President, PMF
and
Stalfana Bello, M.P.A.
Executive Director, PMF

About Doctors on Board Program

The “Doctors On Board Program” is an innovative and exciting opportunity for underrepresented minorities students who are African American/Black, Native American and Latino/Hispanic. Post-baccalaureate, pre-meds, college/university students, community college students and high school students interested in becoming physicians will experience a rare snapshot of what it takes to become a doctor. Students will have a phenomenal opportunity to explore various facets of medicine and receive information about medical school preparation.

The Doctors On Board Program provides students with the following:

  • Network with physicians, faculty, residents, medical students, administrators, educators, business professionals and others
  • Attend workshops and receive valuable information on admissions requirements for medical school
  • Attend workshops and receive valuable information regarding financial aid for medical school
  • Workshops on writing personal statements, interviewing skills and MCAT/SAT exam prep
  • Attend mock primary care clinics with real patients for students interested in primary care specialties
  • Attend mock knot tying/suture clinic for students in surgery
  • Discuss core aspect of medicine and engage in speed-mentoring role-play
  • Parents & family members attend workshop for “Parents & Family of Future Doctors/Pharmacists: How to be Supportive”
  • Receive “Doctors On Board Certificate of Completion” at the end of the program if students attend both days

PMF is funded by grants from:
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs, The California Wellness Foundation, Judge Daniel Weinstein (ret.), Wells Fargo, Princeton Review (SAT/MCAT Prep) and The San Francisco Foundation.

Your support makes a difference

Program Information

Program Schedule:

Saturday, March 21, 2020
7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. Registration and breakfast
8:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Orientation, Workshops on Writing Personal Statement,
Interviewing Skills, MCAT Prep information, SAT/ACT Prep
Information, How To Be A Good Mentee and more
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Workshop: Guide for Parents/Family of Future Doctors

Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. Registration and breakfast
8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Orientation, Mock Primary Care Clinic; Mock Clinic
Surgery/Suture, Networking/Mentoring with
physicians/residents/medical students/faculty/educators
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Workshop: Guide for Parents/Family of Future Doctors
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Ceremony Awarding of Certificates of Completion

Location:

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Samuel Merritt University
Health Education Center
400 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Claremont Hotel
41 Tunnel Road
Berkeley, CA 94705

Important Note:
There is no cost to the students for this program. Breakfast and snacks are also included.

Application Instructions

Who Should Apply?

African American/Black, Native American, Samoan, Tonga, Fiji, Guam, Filipino, and Hispanic/Latino students who are post baccalaureate, pre-meds, college/university students, community college students and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores who want to become a physician.

How Can You Apply?

On-Line

Applications can be completed online by visiting: pmfmd.com

Email

PDF applications can be
downloaded from pmfmd.com
and emailed to:
dob@pmfmd.com

Mail

Applications can be downloaded
from pmfmd.com and mailed to:

Physicians Medical Forum
Attn: Stalfana Bello, M.P.A.
Executive Director
Mailing Address (only)
6114 La Salle Avenue, #601
Oakland, CA 94611

What is the Application Deadline?

The application deadline for the “Doctors On Board Program” is

Postponed until further notice.

NOTE: Please apply early. Slots will fill-up before the deadline.

Notification Of Acceptance

  • PMF will email a confirmation only to those students accepted into the program. Please also remember to check your email spam/junk and your voicemail.

  • NOTE: ONLY STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM WILL BE CONTACTED.

  • IMPORTANT: STUDENTS MUST REPLY IMMEDIATELY TO THE EMAIL CONFIRMING THEIR ATTENDANCE. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE PROGRAM UNTIL PMF RECEIVES THIS EMAIL CONFIRMATION.

  • Thereafter, all future communications and next steps will be sent to students via email. Students should check their email frequently and follow-up promptly as indicated.

NOTE:  PMF may contact you for additional information. Please list only emails that you check or telephone numbers that you will answer and/or listen to voicemail messages and return calls. If you do not answer or return emails/calls promptly you may not be accepted into the program.

NOTE:  ONLY STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM WILL BE CONTACTED. 

Please note: This program is designed for students who want to be become doctors. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from students interested in other healthcare fields.

Parents/Family of Future Doctors Workshop

Each student accepted into the program can have maximum of 3 family members attend this workshop. Must be 21 years are older to attend this workshop.

Upon receiving your confirmation of acceptance as a student to the Doctors On Board Program, you will receive an additional email for your parent/guardian to register for the Workshop for Parents/Family of Future Doctors.

Registration Deadline is
Sunday, March 15, 2020