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The Funding the Future Physicians Initiative is a robust, comprehensive program aimed at diversifying medicine. It is funded by Genentech and spearheaded by The 15 White Coats. This 6-month, virtual cohort program, conceived by The 15 White Coats, offers a holistic approach supporting MCAT preparation, mentorship, personal statement crafting, interview preparedness, culturally-attuned mental conditioning, and financial aid for 50 students from HBCU, Hispanic-serving, and Indigenous-serving institutions. Each participant receives aid worth over $5,000. The 2024 Program Application opens August 2024 and programming begins November 2024. We are engaging with U.S. medical schools to amplify the visibility and readiness of our initiative's students, we seek to prepare underrepresented minority students from HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Indigenous-serving Institutions for medical school by equipping them with the tools, resources, and mentorship needed to succeed in healthcare.

Join Us in Celebrating Excellence

We invite you to explore the profiles of our scholars (coming soon) and join us in celebrating their achievements. These future physicians represent the brightest and most diverse future of medicine, and we can't wait to see the incredible contributions they will make to the healthcare landscape.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Funding The Future Physicians Initiative Scholarship Program. 


Together, we are shaping the future of healthcare!

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Sydney C. Labat, MD

Co-Founder and Vice President, The 15 White Coats
Anesthesiology Resident

A Message from...
R.J. Ledet, MD and Sydney Labat, MD, Co-Founders of The 15 White Coats

We have led The 15 White Coats since its inception, and plan to diversify medicine in a way it's never been done before. This initiative is a culmination of years of hard work to find enough funding to truly prepare the next generation of diverse healthcare professionals. Come and learn how to ensure your student applies and is selected!

Russell J. Ledet, MD, PhD, MBA

Co-Founder and President, The 15 White Coats
Pediatrics/General Psychiatry/ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident

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