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The 15 White Coats, INC., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is led by Drs. Russell Ledet and Sydney Labat, as well as Dr. Rachel Turner and Student Doctor Brian Washington.
The original 15 White Coats in the iconic photo are physicians at various stages of training.
Russell J. Ledet, MD, PhD, MBA
Co-Founder and President, The 15 White Coats
Pediatrics/General Psychiatry/ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident
Sydney C. Labat, MD
Co-Founder and Vice President, The 15 White Coats
Brian E. Washington, Jr.
Operations Manager, The 15 White Coats
Rachel M. Turner, MD
Co-Founder and Community Engagement Director
Family Medicine Resident
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Black medical students pose in front of Louisiana plantation's slave quarters for inspiring picture
Students from the Tulane University School of Medicine made headlines around the world. It's because the next generation of pediatricians, surgeons, and psychiatrists is looking back at the ancestors who laid their foundation. "When I was presenting this to some of my classmates, I told them. I was like 'yo, this is going to be iconic. This will be iconic'," said Russell Ledet, Ph.D. Dr. Ledet is a second-year student at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Read more here: https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/tulane-med-students-of-color-take-iconic-photos-at-plantation/289-579ba148-e6c2-460f-bcee-39ac97b93911
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This Powerful Organization Helps People Of Color Get Into Med School
After visiting the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana with his daughter, medical student Dr. Russell J. Ledet felt like he wanted to make a statement about how far African-Americans have come since the days of slavery. He brought 14 other medical students to the plantation to pose for an inspirational photo that eventually went viral. The students have since formed The 15 White Coats, an organization that helps spread positive imagery to inspire young children of color and also helps lift the financial burden while applying to medical school. #KellyClarksonShow Subscribe to The Kelly Clarkson Show: https://bit.ly/2OtOpf8 FOLLOW US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyclarksonshow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyClarksonTV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyClarksonShow/ For even more fun stuff, visit https://kellyclarksonshow.com/ The Kelly Clarkson Show is daytime's newest destination for humor, heart, and connection, featuring music sensation and America’s original idol, Kelly Clarkson.
Black Med Students’ ‘Incredible Image’ Spotlights Lack Of Diversity In Profession | NBC News NOW
Fifteen black medical students from Tulane University posed outside an abandoned slave dwelling on what was once a plantation in Louisiana. NBC News’ Ron Allen tells us the intentions of the students and the implications for the lack of diversity in the medical community. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: https://apps.nbcnews.com/mobile Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/breaking-news-signup?cid=sm_npd_nn_yt_bn-clip_190621 Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Black Med Students’ ‘Incredible Image’ Spotlights Lack Of Diversity In Profession | NBC News NOW