Black Physicians In Academic Medicine – We Need You!

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The number of African American physicians in academic medicine is dismal, and this leads to an abundance of problems.  Academic hospitals (teaching hospitals associated with Universities) generally do not have a proportionate representation of underrepresented minority faculty as compared to the surrounding population. According to a U.S. News & World Report article, the number of […]

Dr. Marcono Hines – A Doctor Like You!


Name: Marcono Hines Specialty: Nephrology Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center Residency: Duke University Medical Center Medical School: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University Undergraduate: North Carolina A&T 1) When did you decide you wanted to become a Medical Doctor and what led to this decision?:  I decided I wanted to become a physician during […]

Dr. Daniel’s Top 10 Tips for Choosing a Specialty

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I have received many questions on this topic from medical students so I thought I would share my thoughts on choosing the right medical specialty for you. I hope you find this helpful. Relax: The medical degree offers more flexibility than any other graduate degree. Even if you realize your selected specialty no longer fits […]