Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins, fondly known as The Three Doctors serve as an extraordinary model of leadership for anyone who has been through any kind of life challenge or major hardship.
Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins, fondly known as The Three Doctors are extraordinary role models for anyone who's been through any kind of life challenge or major hardship.
As teenage boys growing up on the tough inner-city streets of Newark, New Jersey these three kindred spirits made a pact: they would stick together-go to college-graduate-and become doctors. Surrounded by negative influences and having few positive role models made this a not so easy feat. Now many years later, these three men have overcome countless obstacles and proudly bear the subtitle of doctor, serving as the face of health and education for youth and families across our country.
Growing up in the streets of Newark, the doctors know first hand the pressures and struggles of life in the inner city and how difficult it can be going at it alone. Determined not to become victims of their environment, the trio stood firm in their mission and together became one of the most remarkable success stories of inspiration, dedication and determination.
The Three Doctors are frequently asked about their formula for becoming prominent, successful men. While there are numerous factors that played a role in their success there are particular guidelines that the doctors have and continue to live by to this day. This includes "Learning Patience" where the doctors often share that "today's youth are in an age where they want everything now, and instant success is not only rare, but also deceitful. At some point you need a strategic plan on how you propose to live your life and carry out your goals for the long-term and that is just a starting point."
Doctors George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt and Sampson Davis deliver a well-needed and urgent message of hope and inspiration everywhere they go. Their key messages also include-Never underestimate the power of self-reliance and inner strength-Attach a timeline & devise a strategy for achieving your goals-and finally-Surround yourself with like-minded people who are in line with your aspirations.
Today, Dr. Hunt is a Board certified internist at University Medical Center at Princeton and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Jenkins serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University. Dr. Davis is a Board certified Emergency medicine physician at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ.
The doctors have additionally authored three inspiring books about their lives: The Pact, for adults, and We Beat the Streets, for children, as well as a third book The Bond, highlighting fatherhood relationships. In February 2013, Dr. Davis also released his new book, Living & Dying in Brick City which provides a rare, real-life glimpse into the inner workings of an urban emergency room, while offering practical health advice for our communities. Drs. Davis, Hunt and Jenkins also find time to give back to the community through their non-profit organization, The Three Doctors Foundation which in 2013 celebrated its 13th year of offering free health, education and mentoring programs for youth and families in the NY/NJ area.
The Three Doctors received the prestigious Essence Award in 2000 for their accomplishments and leadership as well as a BET Honors award in 2009. They have also been featured medical experts for the Tom Joyner Morning Radio Show as well as CNN news. The doctors continue to make numerous television appearances in support of their message of health, education and youth mentoring. This includes their past appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show, where Ms. Winfrey remarked--"You guys are bigger than Rock Stars!" She then added, "I think you guys are the premier role models of the world!"
Participating Events on IUB Campus:
Book Signing Monday - January 20 - 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
East Lounge, Indiana Memorial Union.
The Doctors authored three inspiring books about their lives: The Pact, for adults, and We Beat the Streets, for children, as well as a third book The Bond, highlighting fatherhood relationships.
In We Beat the Street , The Three Doctors collaborated with award-winning YA author Sharon Draper to bring their childhood, teenage, and young-adult anecdotes vividly to life. Young readers will be captivated by the men's honest accounts of the street life that threatened to swallow them up, and how they helped each other succeed beyond their wildest dreams.
In The Bond, the Three Doctors examine their own tough childhoods to explore the national epidemic of fatherlessness. But rather than cling to any bitterness or pain they may have felt as children about their fathers' inability to be in their lives, as adults Davis, Jenkins, and Hunt sought out their fathers and worked to reconnect with them.
The Pact is a 2002 New York Times Bestselling non-fiction autobiography and it narrates the lives of the three doctors who grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life's temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream.
Brief Appearance at the Unity Summit Monday - January 20 - 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union.
The Unity Summit, organized in conjunction with IU's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, is a highly anticipated event which attracts roughly 300 participants each year to address issues of diversity, discrimination, and advocacy in small group, facilitated discussions.