BS/MD Program Description
There is a continuing shortage of primary care physicians in our nation, creating an urgent need for more family practitioners, general internists, pediatricians, and obstetrician/gynecologists in many communities. The shortage of African-American and Hispanic primary care physicians and of primary care physicians in inner city areas is particularly acute.
The BS/MD program of The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, is committed to:
- Produce broadly educated, highly skilled physicians who are prepared to undertake postgraduate training
- Increase the number of physicians of African-American, Hispanic and other ethnic backgrounds who have been historically under-represented in the medical profession and whose communities have been historically underserved by primary care practitioners
- Encourage students to become primary care physicians who will:
- provide superior preventive and therapeutic medical care to underserved urban communities.
- plan for effective, comprehensive health care services in cooperation with community leaders, residents, and providers of health-related services
- serve as health care advocates for individuals and families living in the communities in which they practice.