The Institute collaborates with Morehouse School of Medicine in physician recruitment effort
February 26, 2021
Institute staff hosted a virtual recruitment event for students of Morehouse School of Medicine on February 25. The event served as an “open house,” where attendees could learn about community-oriented primary care careers in New York City and the Mid-Hudson Valley. The event was open to students, residents and alumni of the school, which is located in Atlanta, GA.
The presenting panel included Institute leadership Drs. Neil Calman, Robert “Red” Schiller and Eric Gayle; Gail Monroe-Perry, vice president for talent acquisition and development; faculty attending physician Dr. Melissa Evans; and current family medicine residents Drs. Shannon Pringle, Kavya Minama Reddy and Joe Debrah. Each speaker shared their pride in caring for their patients and working in underserved communities.
Dr. Joe Debrah said, “I appreciate the opportunity the faculty give to be able to go out into the community to mentor young people or other aspirational people who want to join the medical field. The opportunity the faculty have not only to train mentors, but to grow as doctors, is amazing. The camaraderie between faculty and residents helps me maintain my passion for medicine.”
Dr. Shannon Pringle said, “I am proud to work for an organization where I do not need to be embarrassed to say Black Lives Matter.”
Morehouse School of Medicine, established in 1975, was originally part of Morehouse College, one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and became an independently chartered institution in 1981. About 63% of alumni from their doctor of medicine program practice in primary care fields.
The Institute is currently recruiting for family physicians in both New York City and the Mid-Hudson Valley. To learn more, view our career opportunities.