Determined to be a Doctor Someday

Determined to be a Doctor Someday (D.D.S.) is a pipeline program developed to expose underrepresented and students from rural or economically vulnerable communities to the various disciplines of healthcare to ultimately address health disparities.

Coming from very humble beginnings in North Memphis, Dr. Rosenthal’s quest to become a dentist was never easy, but she made it. Dentistry has not only allowed her to achieve her dreams, but it has also given her a chance to be a blessing to her family and the community! This could not have been possible without healthcare providers, who not only provided care but served as mentors, along the way.

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09/03/2021

2021 Determined to be a Doctor Someday (D.D.S.) Virtual Symposium Recap

Take a moment to watch this special video recap of our 2021 Determined to be a Doctor Someday (D.D.S.) Virtual Symposium!

Thank you again to our generous sponsors, Delta Dental of Tennessee, Cavu Securities, Parsons Family Foundation, and Memphis Grizzlies player, Jaren Jackson Jr., who made the event possible AND gave us the resources to award $12,000 in scholarships!!!!!!

We are so grateful for our special guests, Dr. Brooke Erin Dishmon, Dr. Syreeta McTavous, Dr. Patrice Pritchard, Mrs. Tiffany Monger, Mr. Anthony ONeal, and Mr. Anthony M. Flynn. THANK YOU ALL!

#DDSturns10 #2021dds

09/03/2021

Have you or your child benefitted from DDS programming? If yes, consider contributing to the DDS 10-Year Fundraising Campaign! Donations can be made on our website, www.determinedtobeadoctor.org/donate or on the Facebook fundraiser created by Dr. Rosenthal for her birthday: https://www.facebook.com/donate/531548534745231/

All contributions are tax deductible. Let's change the lives of youth and the landscape of healthcare together!

Have you or your child benefitted from DDS programming? If yes, consider contributing to the DDS 10-Year Fundraising Campaign! Donations can be made on our website, www.determinedtobeadoctor.org/donate or on the Facebook fundraiser created by Dr. Rosenthal for her birthday: https://www.facebook.com/donate/531548534745231/

All contributions are tax deductible. Let's change the lives of youth and the landscape of healthcare together!

Med Schools’ Equity Efforts Thwarted by Pandemic 09/02/2021

Med Schools’ Equity Efforts Thwarted by Pandemic

This is what our organization strives to change!
https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20210826/med-schools-equity-efforts-thwarted-pandemic

Med Schools’ Equity Efforts Thwarted by Pandemic Efforts to improve diversity and equity in academic medicine have been “moved to the back burner” in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, despite a growing need to address racial disparities, said the top diversity expert at the Association of American Medical Colleges.

[09/01/21]   ::Scholarship Opportunity:"Choose Courage Over Comfort" No-Essay Scholarship
This scholarship is open for all high school students.
Deadline- September 30
https://bold.org/scholarships/choose-courage-over-comfort-scholarship/#ref=exclusive-scholarships

Apply to college with Common App | Your future starts here 08/31/2021

Apply to college with Common App | Your future starts here

It's never too early to begin applying to colleges! The Common App is a website that allows you to apply to multiple colleges at once. It is a convenient tool that makes the college application easier. Take advantage of it!
https://www.commonapp.org/

Apply to college with Common App | Your future starts here Each year, the Common App goes offline to prepare for the launch of the new application. The 2021-2022 application will launch on August 1, 2021.

First-year medical students don white coats in historic year | Cornell Chronicle 08/26/2021

First-year medical students don white coats in historic year | Cornell Chronicle

Look forward to the future!

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/08/first-year-medical-students-don-white-coats-historic-year

First-year medical students don white coats in historic year | Cornell Chronicle Members of the Weill Cornell Medical College Class of 2025 received their white coats Aug. 20, kicking off their medical educations.

STAR Eligibility Requirements | P.E.O. International 08/25/2021

STAR Eligibility Requirements | P.E.O. International

::Scholarship Opportunity: P.E.O Star Scholarship:: This scholarship is offered to women in their senior year in high school.
http://www.peointernational.org/star-eligibility-requirements

STAR Eligibility Requirements | P.E.O. International When a local chapter identifies a prospective applicant, the local STAR Scholarship chairman will arrange an interview to assess eligibility. If the chapter votes to recommend the applicant, the chairman oversees the online application process.

HOME 08/24/2021

HOME

The Common Black College App is an easy way to apply to a variety of HBCUS.(Historically Black Colleges and Universities). It only requires a one-time application fee.

https://commonblackcollegeapp.com/

HOME The Common Black College Application and the Founder Robert Mason are featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education From: Katherine Mangan Subject: Race on Campus: How the Common Black College Application Helped Fuel a Surge in Applicants to HBCUs Welcome to Race on Campus. Applying to colleges can....

Scholarship 08/23/2021

Scholarship

::Scholarship Opportunity: Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Scholarship:: This scholarship is a merit based scholarship offered to exceptional high school students.
Deadline- September 10, 2021.
https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/scholarship

Scholarship The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarship awarded annually to 10-15 exceptional high school

08/21/2021

Join us in wishing Dr. Rosenthal a Happy Birthday!

Join us in wishing Dr. Rosenthal a Happy Birthday!

08/20/2021

Today is the last day to apply for the Sylvia J.Patterson Memorial Scholarship. If you haven’t done so already, register today.

Today is the last day to apply for the Sylvia J.Patterson Memorial Scholarship. If you haven’t done so already, register today.

Photos from Determined to be a Doctor Someday's post 08/19/2021

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Our 1st Symposium
The very beginning...
Thank you to the @AmerDentalAssn, Dr. Ray Gist, the Memphis Dental Society, @McDonalds, @Crest Oral B, Darby Dental, @paradigmdental, Green Dental Lab, & @UTHSC!
#DDSturns10

LINK TO DONATE: facebook.com/donate/5315485…

08/19/2021

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the Sylvia J. Patterson Memorial Scholarship. Make sure to submit your applications by tomorrow. Don’t miss out!

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the Sylvia J. Patterson Memorial Scholarship. Make sure to submit your applications by tomorrow. Don’t miss out!

[08/18/21]   ::Scholarship Opportunity: Scarlett Family Foundation::
This scholarship is offered to Tennessee student pursuing a degree in business or a STEM field.
Deadline- December 15
https://www.scarlettfoundation.org/students/

08/17/2021
08/16/2021

This year marks the 10th year of Determined to be a Doctor Someday! The works that this program has done and accomplishments it has achieved in that timeframe are noteworthy, and I’ll be sharing some of them with you in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 has altered celebration plans to recognize this notable milestone, so I’m using my birthday as a means to celebrate! This work has never been about me. It is about inspiring young people to stay determined despite obstacles and changing the landscape of healthcare by increasing its diversity. We ARE making a difference!

This year marks the 10th year of Determined to be a Doctor Someday! The works that this program has done and accomplishments it has achieved in that timeframe are noteworthy, and I’ll be sharing some of them with you in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 has altered celebration plans to recognize this notable milestone, so I’m using my birthday as a means to celebrate! This work has never been about me. It is about inspiring young people to stay determined despite obstacles and changing the landscape of healthcare by increasing its diversity. We ARE making a difference!

08/14/2021

This is how Dr. Rosenthal celebrates the end of DDS events. She dances!😂
#walkthrough #2021DDS #mentor #mentorship #mentorshipmatters #youth #doctor #dentist #determined
www.determinedtobeadoctor.org

08/14/2021

May we have your attention, please? You are currently looking at the faces of the world's best volunteers! Will you join us in thanking them for putting on the BEST virtual symposium? #2021DDS

May we have your attention, please? You are currently looking at the faces of the world's best volunteers! Will you join us in thanking them for putting on the BEST virtual symposium? #2021DDS

08/14/2021

Knock out your obstacles and keep moving!

Thank you Tiffany Monger, for getting the future doctors pumped up and motivated! #2021DDS

08/14/2021

It's finally here, and we're so excited! "See" you soon Future Doctors. #2021DDS

It's finally here, and we're so excited! "See" you soon Future Doctors. #2021DDS

08/13/2021

Did you think we were done?! Meet Dr. Syreeta McTavous!

Dr. Syreeta McTavous currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the UTHSC College of Dentistry. Additionally, she chairs the COD’s Moving Forward Committee, a group started by Dean James Ragain in 2018 to promote diversity at the COD.

Before joining the faculty at UTHSC COD, Dr. McTavous was in private practice. She holds degrees from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Howard University College of Dentistry. Dr. McTavous is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and serves as an ADEA Diversity Officer.

Did you think we were done?! Meet Dr. Syreeta McTavous!

Dr. Syreeta McTavous currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the UTHSC College of Dentistry. Additionally, she chairs the COD’s Moving Forward Committee, a group started by Dean James Ragain in 2018 to promote diversity at the COD.

Before joining the faculty at UTHSC COD, Dr. McTavous was in private practice. She holds degrees from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Howard University College of Dentistry. Dr. McTavous is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and serves as an ADEA Diversity Officer.

08/12/2021

We guess it’s safe to say Dr. Rosenthal is excited about the Symposium Saturday. Are you? Get excited!

Everyone has been emailed the link. Be sure to check your spam folder. Please email us immediately if you registered and did not receive it. We will be unable to reply to messages the day of the event. Send your email to [email protected]

We guess it’s safe to say Dr. Rosenthal is excited about the Symposium Saturday. Are you? Get excited!

Everyone has been emailed the link. Be sure to check your spam folder. Please email us immediately if you registered and did not receive it. We will be unable to reply to messages the day of the event. Send your email to [email protected]

08/12/2021

The lineup for Saturday just keeps getting better! We are happy to welcome Dr. Patrice Pritchett on the platform! Dr. Pritchett is a Clinical Pharmacist in Memphis, TN. Dr. Pritchett has been Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy since July of 2017. She also has earned a Certificate in Pain Management from the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Dr. Pritchett is a member of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists and Tennessee Pharmacists Association. She is the former Vice President of the Memphis Chapter of the National Pharmaceutical Association and member of the Advisory Board of the SCS-NAF Health Sciences Academy. Dr. Pritchett is also co-Executive Director of Once Daily, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to equipping underserved students with the knowledge and opportunity to become high level health care professionals.

The lineup for Saturday just keeps getting better! We are happy to welcome Dr. Patrice Pritchett on the platform! Dr. Pritchett is a Clinical Pharmacist in Memphis, TN. Dr. Pritchett has been Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy since July of 2017. She also has earned a Certificate in Pain Management from the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Dr. Pritchett is a member of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists and Tennessee Pharmacists Association. She is the former Vice President of the Memphis Chapter of the National Pharmaceutical Association and member of the Advisory Board of the SCS-NAF Health Sciences Academy. Dr. Pritchett is also co-Executive Director of Once Daily, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to equipping underserved students with the knowledge and opportunity to become high level health care professionals.

08/09/2021

Dr. Brooke E. Dishmon, The 516 Foundation, Inc. board member and general dentist, will be at the virtual event to share with the future doctors. Get excited!

Dr. Brooke E. Dishmon, The 516 Foundation, Inc. board member and general dentist, will be at the virtual event to share with the future doctors. Get excited!

08/07/2021

The 516 Foundation, Inc. board proudly announces the $1,000 Sylvia Jean Patterson Memorial Scholarship! If you or someone you know is an accepted or enrolled undergraduate at the University of Memphis, you are eligible to apply. (Applicants should be attending for the 2021-22 school year.) There is no GPA requirement. Click the link to apply and view additional details. DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 20, 2021 at 11:08 PM

LINK TO APPLY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021SylviaJeanPatterson

The 516 Foundation, Inc. board proudly announces the $1,000 Sylvia Jean Patterson Memorial Scholarship! If you or someone you know is an accepted or enrolled undergraduate at the University of Memphis, you are eligible to apply. (Applicants should be attending for the 2021-22 school year.) There is no GPA requirement. Click the link to apply and view additional details. DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 20, 2021 at 11:08 PM

LINK TO APPLY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021SylviaJeanPatterson

08/06/2021

:: SCHOLARSHIP: Dr. Wisdom Franchot Coleman Memorial Scholarship::
In less than one week, one of our Symposium participants will become the recipient of the Dr. Wisdom Franchot Coleman Scholarship in the amount of $1,000! (You have to be present to receive the award.)
Dr. Coleman began serving full-time as the Dean of Admissions for The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2002 after serving as one of the first African-American faculty members at the college and after being in private practice for over 30 years.
Dr. Toddrick Smith summarized him best when he stated the following in an article written by the Commercial Appeal during the time of his death: “He had an emphasis on recruiting minorities from all standpoints. But more importantly, he was concerned with getting well-qualified students in school, whether minority or majority,” he said. “When push came to shove, he recruited the best minds, no matter what race or nationality you were.” Each year, we honor his legacy.

:: SCHOLARSHIP: Dr. Wisdom Franchot Coleman Memorial Scholarship::
In less than one week, one of our Symposium participants will become the recipient of the Dr. Wisdom Franchot Coleman Scholarship in the amount of $1,000! (You have to be present to receive the award.)
Dr. Coleman began serving full-time as the Dean of Admissions for The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2002 after serving as one of the first African-American faculty members at the college and after being in private practice for over 30 years.
Dr. Toddrick Smith summarized him best when he stated the following in an article written by the Commercial Appeal during the time of his death: “He had an emphasis on recruiting minorities from all standpoints. But more importantly, he was concerned with getting well-qualified students in school, whether minority or majority,” he said. “When push came to shove, he recruited the best minds, no matter what race or nationality you were.” Each year, we honor his legacy.

08/05/2021

Interested in dentistry? Dentistry will be one of the panels available next week at the D.D.S Symposium. Don't miss it!

Interested in dentistry? Dentistry will be one of the panels available next week at the D.D.S Symposium. Don't miss it!

[08/04/21]   ::Scholarship Opportunity: SkipSchool Scholarship::
This scholarship is for high school students interested in majoring in a STEM field.( Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Deadline- November 14, 2021.
https://bold.org/scholarships/skip-school-scholarship/#ref=exclusive-scholarships

08/02/2021

Just a reminder that the 2021 Symposium is next Saturday. It is going to be a day filled with a lot of fun and opportunities to learn more about working in the medical profession.

Just a reminder that the 2021 Symposium is next Saturday. It is going to be a day filled with a lot of fun and opportunities to learn more about working in the medical profession.

07/30/2021

Host of the popular YouTube podcast series, The Table with Anthony O'Neal, Mr. O'Neal will educate the future doctors on the necessity of having smart financial principles as a teen and beyond. It is true. Doctors can make a lot of money. But what good is it if you don't manage it wisely? This conversation is sure to spark smart money management now for generational wealth later.

Host of the popular YouTube podcast series, The Table with Anthony O'Neal, Mr. O'Neal will educate the future doctors on the necessity of having smart financial principles as a teen and beyond. It is true. Doctors can make a lot of money. But what good is it if you don't manage it wisely? This conversation is sure to spark smart money management now for generational wealth later.

[07/28/21]   ::Upcoming Scholarship:: Coca-Cola Scholars Program::
This scholarship is open for high school seniors who have made a significant impact in their communities.
Opens- August 1
Deadline- October 31
https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

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