Einstein M.D./Ph.D. Student Pulls Others Up Behind Him

Dayle Hodge had been working as a biomedical engineer before deciding to pursue his dream of earning an M.D./Ph.D. But, upon enrolling at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he also discovered a calling to open doors to science careers for younger students of color. Hodge’s outreach mission was driven by his recognition of the advantages… Read More

Overcoming Obstacles en Route to Med School

As a young child living near SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Renee Fleming would ask her mother who the people she saw going in and out of the hospital were. When she learned they were doctors, and that their job was to help people by keeping them healthy, she set her sights on becoming a physician… Read More

Med Student Pays it Forward with Diversity Outreach

Growing up in Elmont, NY, Dondre Irving was surrounded by diversity, except for one key area — all his doctors were white. Irving had no idea this was a national trend until he started learning about the medical field, hoping to become part of the disproportionately small group of black men in medicine. In fact,… Read More

Pipeline Program Leads Single Mom from GED to MD/PHD

Emma Wallace’s life is a study in unexpected outcomes, so it shouldn’t be surprising that she will soon graduate medical school with a dual MD/PhD degree. Yet, it is. “I didn’t think women in my situation could have these opportunities,” she said. Born in England to a West Indian mother and British father, Wallace spent… Read More

NY’s Diverse Doctors: a Bronx Story

Andre Bryan grew up in the Bronx. This summer, after he graduates from NYU School of Medicine and Stern School of Business with a dual MD/MBA degree, he’ll head back to his home borough to begin his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. The road to this residency was paved by diversity in medicine pipeline programs… Read More