What We Do

Membership

The Austin Black Physicians Association is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the health and education of the African American community. Our work is focused on supporting medical care, research, and diversity and decreasing the health disparities that adversely affect all people of color. Join us at an upcoming event.

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ABPA Fundraising Gala | September 7, 2019 | Event Photos

An event designed to raise funds that will provide pre-medical students with scholarships to enroll in a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparatory course. Students who participate in a preparatory course are more likely to be successful candidates for medical school. African-American students often cannot afford the expensive ($3,000) courses that are critical for many students to earn competitive scores on the medical school admissions test. This scholarship will close a gap that makes a difference in the lives of promising black students.

With your generous financial support and partnership, we hope to expand our ranks, improve diversity in the healthcare workforce and increase access to healthcare in the African-American community. Together, we will help make this dream of becoming a doctor a reality for some of our talented black students. 

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Mentorship:

Over 50 premedical undergraduate students are currently paired with a physician and provided an opportunity to shadow a physician in the clinical setting.   Medical students, interns, and residents are provided with physician role models and assistance with career development.

Additionally, the annual student/physician barbecue allows over 150 college students interested in health careers to interact with our ABPA physicians and personally gain insight into avenues for success in the field of medicine. Contact ABPA to get involved.

 

Scholarships:

The Austin Black Physicians Association is proud to offer scholarships for MCAT preparation courses.  
In an effort to increase underrepresented minorities in U.S. Medical Schools, we intend to provide MCAT prep course certificates to those applicants who are chosen.

Scholarships are awarded to premedical undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence, community involvement, and financial need. The scholarships are supported by our annual fundraising charity event and donations.

 

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Community Outreach:

The physicians of ABPA are actively involved in Community Programs/Health Fairs. Our ABPA physicians serve as role models at career fairs and inspire the youth at over 20 elementary, middle, and high schools in the Austin area. Contact us to get involved.

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