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Welcome To MDJunior

April 2015

Some exciting News - The National Service-Learning Conference is being held in Washington D.C., from April 8-11, 2015. It brings together more than 1,400 attendees from across the United States and many other countries: a mix of innovative teachers, meaningful contributions to society, school administrators who are committed to systematic change, researchers who investigate the direct connection between service-learning and graduation rates, policy-makers who take these messages to the Hill, and most importantly young leaders making a positive change throughout the world! The Conference includes a "World Forum" wherein our MDJunior students and mentors are presenting. Make sure you use #MPT15

We`re also excited to let you know that we had an amazing presentation at the Georgia Science Teachers Association Annual Conference 2015 at Macon, GA. MDJunior  Students, Mentors both educators and healthcare talked about the STEM opportunity; and how MDJunior is playing a vital role as an Integrated After School STEM Program

Our Global Medical Mentor Mission - Winter 2015 to Honduras  - aka Life Changing Experience is being readied! Ger ready for the registration to open in May 2015.

MDJunior is a Leadership Society with the mission to `Inspire Selfless Service through Mentorship`. The organization was founded by a 9th grader in 2009, as an after school student club. MDJunior today is a US based 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.

We focus on local and global initiatives. In doing that we bring together passionate healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, para-medics with middle and high school students, to build a mentoring relationship - all with a special focus on underserved communities.

Today we span over 30 chapters in schools across 7 states in the United States and Honduras, with several hundred healthcare professionals, educators, business and community partners - all inspiring selfless service through mentorship.

We’ve received international and national recognition including the President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2 City Proclamations. All this has been possible through thousands of volunteer hours contribution by youth and our mentors, positively impacting patient care and inspiring and making a difference for those who need it the most in our communities. 

Recent Posts

Congratulations! New Chapters Teen Leaders!

Congratulations and Welcome! Teen leaders who have opened new MDJunior Chapters in their Schools and taken it upon themselves to make a difference in their Communities. You Rock! Sarah Hamer & Tyler Diamond - Riverwood High,Sandy Springs, ...

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Attitude, Embraced sponsored "Battle of the Burgers" at John Howell Park, Atlanta

MDJunior mentees volunteered at a fund raiser for the organization EMBRACED -a non-profit in Atlanta dedicated to collecting gently - used orthopedic equipment and redistributing this equipment to people in need locally and globally. This ...

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Skills, Hands on Learning, Field visit to Emory, John`s Creek hospital

Did you know that there are 129.8 million visits to the Emergency Room in Hospitals across America every year? Of which 37.9 million visits are injury related! (Source: CDC) ...

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Knowledge, Stefania Fileni, Neonatology Respiratory Therapist, Piedmont Hospitals

Milton High School MDJunior chapter had a very interesting speaker - Ms. Stefania Fileni, a Respiratory Therapist at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta. WHO estimates that worldwide, 235 million people currently suffer from asthma. According to ...

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19 August, 2013 is World Humanitarian Day!

Join MDJunior in our call to action! So...tell us what you think the world needs most...? World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people... and the beginning of a month long, first of its kind project - to turn word ...

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MDJunior’s Global Youth Service Day 2013 in Honduras, Central America

“MDJunior is not just giving our people medicine; you’re giving them hope.” - In the words of 15 year old Juan Carlos one of our MDJunior Honduran youth mentees. Honduras is one of the Poorest Countries in the Western hemisphere (S ...

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Sudeep Kukreja, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Sudeep Kukreja, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program at Children’s Hospital of Orange County / UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Kukreja provides a full spectrum of neonatal critical care, with special int ...

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OUR 3 PILLARS OF SUCCESS: #2. SKILLS: Clinical Consults – “Hands on” learning for Mentees from our Honduran MDJunior Physician Mentor Dr. Miguel

“What I really liked about the clinic was that it involved stations, in which the mentors guided the mentees and taught them about medicinal terms, tools, drugs, etc. Teamwork and learning played key roles in the clinic.” Mentees develo ...

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OUR 3 PILLARS OF SUCCESS: #1. ATTITUDE: A Life Changing Experience

“I never thought I would be putting a floor in someone’s house but it was a fun experience. Although it was a lot of hard work it was nice to know that at the end of the day you accomplished something meaningful, or stopped the cycle o ...

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MDJunior Team of Mentors & Mentees mixing cement to lay concrete floorings as part of Public Health Projects in Honduras

“I never thought I would be putting a floor in someone’s house but it was a fun experience. Although it was a lot of hard work it was nice to know that at the end of the day you accomplished something meaningful, or stopped the cycle o ...

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`Life Changing Experience`. TEENAGE VOLUNTEERS needed for MDJunior: Global Medical–Mentor Mission to Honduras, Central America Mar 31-April 07, 2013.

Described as a “Life Changing Experience” by previous High School attendees, this is an opportunity to join the MDJunior Global Medical-Mentor Mission to Honduras with High / Middle School Students and Healthcare Professionals in Spring ...

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STEMfest 2012 - MDJunior collaborated with Atlanta CARES to champion STEM Education Awareness Campaign at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for professionals in the STEM fields is projected to dramatically outpace the supply over the coming decades, with over two million anticipated STEM job openings by 2018 and a serious sh ...

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“Step” with a young Mom and her baby who had a Cleft Palate after organizing a referral visit to a Hospital

It was a real joy to see our mentees grow in so many diverse ways, as they experienced real poverty in this rural environment in a developing country. We participated in several rural medical clinics, health screening for an orphanage, and ...

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Eat right and exercise regularly starting from childhood, and that will keep your heart healthy even when you get old!

We visited the Heart & Vascular Clinic at Northside Hospital, where Dr. Aman Kakkar showed us around his clinic. We learnt that cardiovascular disease is one of the main causes of death in older men and women. Some diseases that affect ...

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Karen Lopez Del Cid, D.D.S, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The MDJunior Mission in Honduras was a blessing to many people here in Honduras, either the mentees, the mentors, the communities that received the attention of so wonderful doctors, that attended them with so much love and passion to eac ...

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Awards

March of Dimes awarded MDJunior "Rookie of the Year 2013!" Ms. Imann Fahmy, Community Director for March of Dimes for North Fulton, said "MDJunior teens were amazing! They worked for months with such great attitudes with the March of Dimes to generate awareness about our campaign. Kudos to the youth who really got the participants going!" The award was received by Sarah Hamer and Tyler Diamond, Co-VP's of the MDJunior Chapter at Riverwood International School. Ms. Heidi Squires, NICU Atlanta Medical Center was also present. Congratulations and Thank You to All MDJunior Mentees, Mentors and Supporters!

Congratulations all MDJunior Supporters. We're honored to be approved as a certifying organization by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation for Presidents Volunteer Service Program. All MDJunior volunteers can now log hours and be eligible for the prestigious President's Award.

Congrats! The2013 National Jefferson Award was presented by the United States Conference of Mayors challenging America’s youth to come up with BIG, meaningful community service projects! The award includes a Commemorative Pin and a Special Certificate signed from US Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, and Sam Beard. The award was presented in a special ceremony in Milton City Hall by the City Manager Chris Lagerbloom.

Upcoming Event

Featured Event

Inspired? Want to Start a MDJunior Chapter?

02-Dec-2013

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Wanna become a Chapter VP?

 

Healthcare Professionals– Ready to give back? Become a MDJunior Mentor for teenagers

 

Students, Educators, Parents  – Inspired…? Start a MDJunior Chapter today! Our Community Needs your Leadership

 

Community Volunteers – Advocates, Sponsors, Donors....We need you the most!  Become a MDJunior Ambassador


The MDJunior Chapter is managed by a student leadership team headed by the Chapter VP and other student Officers. Each Chapter needs a teacher sponsor.

 

Inspired?  

Contacts:
 
SAGE@MDJR.ORG
(Lowery Freshman)
 
SID@MDJR.ORG
(Ereckson Middle)

MDJunior - Back to School / International Youth Da

17-Aug-2013

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Mentees and Mentors,
 
Come Celebrate International Youth Day!

We hope you`re ready for a new academic year! A year full of knowledge, skills and attitude in the MDJunior Chapters, with students, and selfless experiences.
 
Join us for the MDJunior Back to School kick off meeting on Saturday August17th at Milton City Hall.

SCHEDULE AUG 17th
11 AM – 1 PM: MORNING SESSION
MDJunior Chapter Workshop 
For Students, existing Chapter VP`s, leadership and new students, educators and parents helping /interested in taking on a Leadership Position / opening new Chapters 
1 PM: LUNCH (RSVP required)
 
1 PM – 3 PM: AFTERNOON SESSION
MDJunior Selfless Service - Info & Plans
For Mentors/Mentees and General Public
MDJunior Local Service Plans
MDJunior Global Medical Mentor-Mission to Honduras 2013/2014
Guest Speaker, Recognition & Awards  

Be there! Your community needs your leadership.


Global Youth Service Day

26-Apr-2013

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Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world. Founded by the Youth Service America in 1988, this international campaign celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year.

DID YOU KNOW?

Every 26 seconds, a student drops out of high school…
Nearly 1 out of 3 Georgia students fail to finish high school…
The #1 reason is Dis-engagement…

MDJunior – helping make an impact in a unique way.

MDJunior March to the Georgia Capital Building: On Saturday, April 27thwe’re conducting a 1K March – all to raise awareness about the High School Dropouts in Georgia! 

PLANNING MEETING

On Monday Jan 28th for MDJunior Georgia Chapter VP`s, and all volunteers including parents. Meeting Venue - Board Room, Address - 14250 Creek Club Drive, Milton, GA  30004

Success Stories

Inspired? Want to Start a MDJunior Chapter?

02-Dec-2013

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Wanna become a Chapter VP?

 

Healthcare Professionals– Ready to give back? Become a MDJunior Mentor for teenagers

 

Students, Educators, Parents  – Inspired…? Start a MDJunior Chapter today! Our Community Needs your Leadership

 

Community Volunteers – Advocates, Sponsors, Donors....We need you the most!  Become a MDJunior Ambassador


The MDJunior Chapter is managed by a student leadership team headed by the Chapter VP and other student Officers. Each Chapter needs a teacher sponsor.

 

Inspired?  

Contacts:
 
SAGE@MDJR.ORG
(Lowery Freshman)
 
SID@MDJR.ORG
(Ereckson Middle)

Spring Break Plans? Global Mission Spring 2014

15-Mar-2014

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Mar 15-23, 2014

MDJunior Global Mentor-Mission to Honduras 


"A Life Changing Experience"-       as described by returning students from MDJunior`s Global Medical-Mentor Mission 

 

Registration Opens on Tue Dec 10th, 2013.

 

Honduras is one of the Poorest Countries in the Western Hemisphere. 

 

MDJunior completed another fulfilling Global Medical-Mentor Mission to Honduras in Spring Break this year. With over 40 mentors and mentees from MDJunior Chapters in U.S. and Honduras working together everyday from dawn to dusk! 

 

The team made a difference in some of the most underserved communities of SW Honduras by;

- Medical Clinics aka Curative Work

- Public Health aka Preventive Work

 

Donations?  

We are seeking Supplies & Donations. Yes we`re tax exempt!

 

Interested?  

Contacts:
 
*Mentors -
DEEPA@MDJR.ORG
(Neonatologist, Piedmont Hospital)
 
*Mentees - 
DFLOREZ@MDJR.ORG
(MDJunior Global Mentor)
 
SHAUN@MDJR.ORG
(Freshman, Johns Hopkins Univ.)

What are you doing this Thanksgiving Break!

23-Nov-2013

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Event postponed to Spring Break 2014 due to Presidential Elections in Honduras.


“Life Changing Experience”
TEENAGE & HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEERS
MDJunior: Global Medical–Mentor Mission to Honduras, Central America
Thanksgiving Holidays 2014:  Sat Nov 23-Dec 1

Overview:
Described as a “Life Changing Experience” by previous High School attendees, this is an opportunity to join the MDJunior to Honduras with High / Middle School Students and Healthcare Professionals during Thanksgiving 2014.
“MDJunior” is a student led 501 ©3 Non-Profit Leadership Society, which ‘Inspires Selfless Service through Mentorship’. It focuses on local and global initiatives via its Chapters – bringing together health care professionals with middle & high school students, to build a mentoring relationship – all with a special focus on underserved communities.
Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. Most families in the Mission area live on less than $1 a day and have no access to medical care within their community i.e., have never seen a doctor outside such Missions.

Mission Details:
·         What – Medical & Public Health Camps in Rural SW Honduras – Curative Medical Clinics and Preventive Public Health work
·         When – 1 week (6 days between)  Nov 23-Dec 1, 2014
·         Who – Middle/High School Students & Healthcare Professionals working along with counterparts from Honduras
·         Where – El Paraiso, Honduras, Central America
·         Nearest Airport – Tegucigalpa (Capital of Honduras). A 3hrs direct flight from Atlanta
·         Check out our Previous Service Trips www.Facebook.com/MDJr.org
Details of Volunteers - Healthcare Professionals: (Limited vacancies still open)
·         Physicians of all Specialties (incl Internists, Dermatologists)
·         Nurses and other health care personnel
·         Dentists, Pharmacy specialists, all other healthcare professionals
Details of Volunteers - Students: (Limited vacancies still open)
·         Limited number of vacancies open for students (15+ yrs).
·         Great opportunity to practice your Spanish speaking skills
Cost: (Registration now open)
·         Cost Per Person: $800 for healthcare professionals and $1000 for all others. Does not include air-fare.  All tax-exempt.

Contacts:
·         Healthcare Professionals / Chaperones contact Dr. Deepa (Neonatologist, Piedmont Hospital) - DEEPA@MDJR.ORG  | (404) 368-4738
·Students contact Shaun (Freshman, Johns Hopkins University) - SHAUN@MDJR.ORG | (770) 744 – 3777
·Avni, (9th Grade, Westminster Schools) - INFO@MDJR.ORG | (404) 398– 1943
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From The Founders Desk



  • Hello All,

    The National Service-Learning Conference in Washington D.C. onApril 8-11, 2015. was a great hit!  It brought together more than 1,400 attendees from across the United States and many other countries: a mix of society innovators, school administrators, researchers who investigate the direct connection between service-learning and graduation rates, policy-makers who take these messages to the Hill, and most importantly young leaders making a positive change throughout the world! The Conference included a "World Forum" wherein our MDJunior students and mentors presented. 

    We`re also excited to let you know that we had an amazing presentation at the Georgia Science Teachers Association Annual Conference 2015 at Macon, GA. MDJunior  Students, Mentors both educators and healthcare talked about the STEM opportunity; and how MDJunior is playing a vital role as an Integrated After School STEM Program .Special thanks to our mentors Ann-Margaret Somers and Erica Esslinger from Hopewell Middle School in Georgia!

    Kudos to Shuchi Sehgal , Clementine Guelton, Reinessa Geoffrey, Narayana Duggirala, Aditya Krishnan and Sid Verma for their leadership during the holidays. They`ve and taken it upon themselves to make a difference in our Communities. You Rock!

    Our Global Medical Mentor Mission Month to Honduras during Thanksgiving was a huge success! Thank you to all mentors, mentees and partners. This team of students came together in record time! We do need gynecologists and related medical professionals. If you`re interested or know someone who wants to participate in a "Life Changing Experience" - please contact us.  Those interested in future Mission Trips visit www.MDJunior.org/global/ or simply reach out to us.

    For those students interested in taking Leadership Positions including starting a new Chapter, please reach out to us or feel free to email me or Sid /  shaun@mdjr.org ; sid@mdjr.org

    Thank You. Peace!

    - Shaun

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Mentee Of The Day

  • SARAH HAMER
    11th Grade, Riverwood International
    Sarah is a Junior at Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs,GA.  
    A member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, Sarah is a youth leader and started the MDJunior Chapter in her School in 2013! Sarah balances her time playing Varsity Golf and working on MDJunior volunteer activities. 
    Her favorite class is IB Chemistry and her dream School is GA Tech where she plans to pursue pre-med.

Mentor Of The Month

  • Neil Shulman, M.D. Associate Professor
    Emory University. Atanta, GA

    "I  feel very strongly that the Spirit and Goals of MDJunior should infect the leadership of every medical school in the world. There is NO QUESTION that the most important requirement for anybody wanting to become a healthcare professional is that FIRST...........THEY ARE A HUMANITARIAN.

    “The Spirit of MDJunior” should infect the planet, the American Association of Medical Schools along with all the Medical Schools in the rest of the World and all the Pre-Med like Programs".

    Neil Shulman, MD aka "Doc Hollywood" -  is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Emory University Medical School. His career has covered a wide spectrum of activities, including conducting clinical research in hypertension funded at a level of about $8 million for the National Institutes of Health and publishing in this discipline. He co-founded the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks and helped launch the journal Ethnicity & Disease and the Heart to Heart Program which brought children from developing countries to the United States for life-saving heart surgery.

    Neil authored the book "Doc Hollywood", which was developed into the Warner Bros film starring Michael J. Fox. His books include "Your Body’s Red Light Warning Signals" and the children’s book "What’s in a Doctor’s Bag?" 

    Neil has been focused on improving access to health care in underserved communities in the U.S.A. He helped recruit doctors and nurses to rural areas, while developing rural community clinics. He enjoys enjoys volunteering in performing comedy for fundraisers for Free Clinics and other charitable ventures focusing on humor and medical literacy, targeted toward kids, adults, and seniors. 

  • Jennifer Juliet
    Cardiology RN, Emory Univ. Hospitals

    Jennifer Juliet, aka JJ by most MDJunior mentees, is a Cardiology RN at the Emory Hospitals. She works in the Cardiology Intensive Care Unit and takes care of patients with heart diseases. ​JJ makes it a point to remind all of us about the CDC facts. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in US. for both men and women. 1.5 million heart attacks occur each year, and nearly 80 million Americans suffer from heart conditions, and the numbers continue to rise. JJ understands the Power of Giving! With her infectious smile and enthusiasm, she inspires the mentees to keep going. JJ is an organizing team Mentor for MDJunior's Global Medical-Mentor Mission.

Mission Of MDJunior

  • The Mission of MDJunior is Inspiring Selfless Service through Mentorship.

    Create future leaders in the field of medicine & healthcare through the youth of today.

    3 Pillars of Success:

    Knowledge - To build a structured and trusting Mentor - Mentee Relationship and to ensure competence through Healthcare Education

    Skills - To Empower Leadership and Entrepreneurial skills, and offer guidance through Hands on Learning Programs.

    Attitude - To Inspire a spirit of Selfless Service.

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