NOVEMBER 2, 2017 New Report: Women of Color Underrepresented Among Doctors, Face Major Barriers Women of Color Are only 11.7% of Doctors, Well Below Their Population Share Contact: William Schlitz, Artemis Medical Society, 510.701.0810 cell or Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) FORT WORTH, TEXAS/OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – A new report from The Greenlining […]
Artemis Medical Society issued the following letter today to Delta Airlines in response to the acts of racial and gender bias by their flight crew against Dr. Ashley Denmark during an in-flight medical emergency.
Artemis Medical Society issued the following letter today to Delta Airlines in response to the acts of racial and gender bias by their flight crew against Dr. Tamika Cross during an in-flight medical emergency.
FORT WORTH -Jaylin Allen, a fifth-grader at Greenbriar Elementary School, can race through a math problem in long division like nobody’s business. That’s, in part, why she wants to become an obstetrician — “a doctor who delivers babies” — when she grows up, she said. “I’ve wanted to do that since a long […]
Artemis Medical Society joins Disney Junior in new Doc McStuffins segments celebrating Black History Month 2015. Our first segment features Artemis Medical Society Vice President of Membership Dr. Leah Backhus. You can watch the video by visiting the Artemis Medical Society Facebook Page Dr. Backhus is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Division of […]
Stay calm, particularly when you talk with children about Ebola, experts say. The deadly disease, caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains that originate in Africa, has been all over the news, but it’s extremely rare in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in the United States. Among the helpful things parents can […]
When the animated children’s series Doc McStuffins debuted two years ago, series creator Chris Nee knew her title character was groundbreaking: Doc is a six-year-old African American who plans to be a doctor when she grows up. Doc’s dad is a stay-at-home parent and homemaker, and her mother is a physician. Doc spends each episode […]
Dr. Letitia Bradford’s son Kai, like many 6-year-old boys, is usually enticed by Nerf guns and video games. But last Christmas, to Bradford’s surprise, he asked for a pink and purple “Doc McStuffins” medical kit so he could listen to mom’s heartbeat. Kai is one of millions of 2- to 7-year-olds who have been drawn […]
“The toy world is certainly changing. The Disney contribution is an African-American doll called Doc McStuffins, modelled on the TV show of the same name; it (she?) spurred Myiesha Taylor, a doctor in Dallas, to set up a group of female African-American doctors. They were originally called the “We Are Doc McStuffins”, now they’re called the Artemis Medical Society, […]
“Another aspect of the cartoon has attracted many parents: the art of mom Dottie, doctor. An important model for the younger generations in a country where only 4% of teachers are African-Americans as they represent more than 13% of the population. The percentage is even lower when it comes to women: 1.9% of physicians are black. After […]