Doctors Back to School (DBTS)

Questions?

Contact Ashley Bentley at abentley@aafp.org.

The AAFP has adapted the AMA’s Doctors Back to School (DBTS) program to help encourage young people from underrepresented minority groups to consider family medicine as a career option. This program was created by the AMA’s Minority Affairs Section, whose main goal is to increase the number of minority physicians and eliminate minority health disparities. Since the program sends minority physicians into the community, it’s also a great way to introduce kids to professional role models.

DBTS sends physicians into their communities to accomplish two primary goals:

  • To pique young minority students’ interest in family medicine by introducing them to “real-life” role models
  • To raise awareness of the need for more minority physicians. 

Taking part in this project, which requires only a small amount of your time, could have lasting benefits for the life of a young person and our medical community. This tool kit provides all of the essentials you will need to participate in this program.

Questions?

Contact Ashley Bentley at abentley@aafp.org.