My Greatest Accomplishment: Becoming a physician was the achievement of a childhood dream, but this journey into medicine matters more than my own individual success. My hope is to be able to use my experiences and my network to inspire young, underrepresented men and women to pursue careers in medicine. I’ve dedicated much of my time outside of my educational and clinical responsibilities to developing mentorship opportunities. During residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, I founded the Black and Latino Men in Medicine (BLMiM) after learning of the precipitous decline of black and Latino male physicians. Over the past 30 years, there’s been a near 40 percent and 30 percent decline in black and Latino male medical graduates, respectively. BLMiM uses its network of physicians and hospital administrators to combat this crisis through networking, advocacy and mentorship.
How Drexel Helped: I wasn’t accepted into medical school initially. I was provided the opportunity to enter medicine through the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program (DPMS), a pre-med program that served as a gateway to admission in Drexel University’s College of Medicine (DUCOM). While I received my medical education I also developed the DUCOM Mentoring and Pipeline Program for underrepresented, inner-city Philadelphia high school students.
Where I’ll Be in Five Years: Clinician. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist.
“If I live to be 100, the change I’d most like to see in the world is…
the continued evolution of an equal and equitable society, especially with regard to health care.”
— Maurice Hinson