iRISE Doctors Club

The Doctor’s Club is a mentorship and professional development program that serves women of color undergraduate students and some master level students through a 2-4 year Fellowship. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to assist Young Women of Color in their quest to become a doctor. It is mandatory that the participant’s career objective is one that will lead to a doctoral program. We will begin accepting applications for the fellowship program January 1, 2016.
 

In addition to the mentorship and development program, the Doctor’s Club serves as a professional network of women of color seeking social change. We have five levels of engagement include torchbearer, academic board, professional board, mentor and, alumni board. We have developed a solid group of individuals that are social change advocates and that assist in developing future leaders. We have concluded our recruitment process, however, we welcome new participants through current program participant’s referral.
 

If you find interest in this program or joining the DCLUB network please contact the Program Director,

Danielle Hogans, PharmD at danielle.hogans@projectigive1.org.
 

TORCHBEARER (INVITE ONLY)
 

Torchbear’s are doctors that serve as visionaries and provide a lens into navigating the world as black women. Torchbearer’s provide the framework for the Doctor’s Club mentorship program. They are the experts in determining the needs of the current workforce and necessary skills required for success. We look to the torchbearers to set the standards of practice and how to train young aspiring leaders.
 

Requirements

 

  1. Diversity Advocate

  2. Hold a doctoral degree (any field)

  3. Extensive experience in their respective field

  4. Very successful and well respected leader in the community

  5. Has made significant impact in solving community problems

  6. Passionate about others and seeking social change

  7. Strong leadership qualities (visionary, innovative, creative, forward thinking)

ACADEMIC BOARD
 

The Academic Board serves as academic liaisons between ProjectiGive and partnering universities. The board is also a supporting body to the Doctor’s Club mentees. Lastly, the board identifies program gaps and issues that arise with our partnering universities. We look to the Academic Board to provide an academic outlook into the academic needs of successfully acquiring a doctoral degree and developing partnerships with universities.
 

Requirements
 

  1. Diversity Advocate

  2. Hold a doctoral degree (any field)

  3. Hold an Academic position (Instructor, Adjunct, Assistant or Associate Professor)

  4. Active in the community

  5. Passionate about others and seeking social change

 

PROFESSIONAL BOARD
 

The Professional Board serves as business liaisons between PiGive and partnering organizations. The board also assists in securing potential internship experiences and fellowship opportunities for our mentees. We look to the professional board to help secure funding opportunities for the Doctor’s Club and acquire partnerships between PiGive and other organizations.
 

 Requirements
 

  1. Diversity Advocate

  2. Extensive experience in their respective field

  3. High-level business acumen and well respected in community

  4. Passionate about others and seeking social change

 

MENTOR
 

Mentors are the heartbeat of the Doctor’s Club as they spend the most time with our mentees. They represent all levels of the Doctor’s Club because they carry out the recommendations of the torchbearers, academic and professional board. They are mentoring the nations next leaders. The mentors are asked to build strong rapport with mentees and asked to commit to mentoring their mentee for the entire duration of the mentees program. The mentor’s primary role is to assist the mentee with setting goals, monitoring objectives and providing mentees guidance. Although friendship may come from this experience, mentors key responsibility or relationship role is “preceptor” and to help guide their mentee through their academic experience.
 

Requirements
 

  1. Diversity Advocate

  2. Hold a doctoral degree or currently pursing a doctoral degree (any field)

  3. Strong background in community service and desire to pour back into the community

  4. Ability to nurture leaders

  5. Ideal mentor would have some type of mentorship experience (serving as a mentee or mentor)

  6. Ability to identify mentees strengths and weakness

  7. Passionate about others and seeking social change

 

ALUMNI BOARD (established after first cohort graduation)
 

The first cohort of the Doctor’s Club mentorship and professional development program will create the Alumni Board. This board should provide program support, outreach and testimonials regarding the Doctor’s Club. The board also serves as its' own network and added support to mentors.
 

Requirements
 

  1. Diversity Advocate

  2. Completed ALL the program requirements of the Doctor’s Club mentorship program

  3. Hold a doctoral degree or currently pursing a doctoral degree (any field)

  4. Strong background in community service and desire to pour back into the community

  5. Passionate about others and seeking social change