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Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

B.S./M.D. 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 B.S./M.D. program of The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, is committed to:

  1. Produce broadly educated, highly skilled physicians who are prepared to undertake postgraduate training.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.