Pulse of Perseverance: Three Black Doctors on Their Journey to Success (Paperback)

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Pulse of Perseverance: Three Black Doctors on Their Journey to Success (Paperback)

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Pulse of Perseverance is the honest, deeply personal tale of three young black men's refusal to succumb to failure and how, together, they overcame daunting odds to take their place among the just five percent of U.S. doctors who are black. Through writing as passionate as it is relatable, the authors provide an unflinching look at the barriers black Americans face as they try to move out of the place society has designated for them. This book is a searing indictment of our still separate and unequal education system, one that ensures the road to becoming a doctor, or a lawyer or professor, will be much harder for black children than it will be for white. Yet, at its core, Pulse of Perseverance is an inspirational story of what can be accomplished with dedication, the support of people with similar goals, and the investment from institutions dedicated to black success. This book is the North Star for every black child who sees something greater for himself than the world would have him believe.
Dr. Pierre Johnson, a native of Chicago, is a board certified ob-gyn. He specializes in minimally invasive robotic surgery and pelvic floor repair. After receiving his bachelor's degree in biology pre-med from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2002, he went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Illinois in 2008. He completed residency training in 2013 from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Johnson has been in private practice since 2013, and currently practices in the Chicagoland area. He was featured in The New York Times Magazine article, "A Prescription for More Black Doctors," in 2015. In 2016, Dr. Johnson received the Xavier University "40 under 40" award and in 2017 he received the Alpha Kappa Alpha Monarch "Man of the Year" award. Dr. Johnson lives in Chicago, Ill., and is the proud father of twins. Dr. Maxime Madhere, originally from Brooklyn N.Y. and raised in Washington DC, is a board certified cardiac anesthesiologist. After receiving his bachelor's degree in biology pre-med from Xavier University in 2002, he went on to receive his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 2008. He completed both his residency and fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital, a level-one trauma center located in Detroit. Dr. Madhere has been in private practice since 2013, and currently practices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he resides with his wife and three children. He is an active member of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, where he was recently honored as the 2017 "Member of the Year". He is also a member of the Urban Congress on African American Males, an advocacy group that seeks to improve the lives of young black men. Dr. Joseph W. Semien Jr., a native of New Orleans and former member of the U.S. Army, is a board certified ob-gyn. After receiving his bachelor's degree in biology pre-med from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2001, he went on to receive his masters degree in tropical medicine at Tulane University School Of Public Health. Dr. Semien went on to receive his medical degree at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine in 2008 and completed his residency at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. Dr. Semien is currently practicing in Lake Charles, La., where he resides with his wife and two sons. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery and pelvic floor repair. He is an active mentor that strives to positively impact youth in his community.
Product Details ISBN: 9780999279700
ISBN-10: 099927970X
Publisher: Uplifting Visions
Publication Date: January 8th, 2018
Pages: 200
Language: English

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