Session 9: The Black Dental, Medical, and Nurse Specialist
African Americans pursued opportunities to train as specialists in the dental, medical and nursing fields. While their numbers remained small, they continued to increase across all disciplines and specialties. With the assumption of leadership positions in academic institutions and teaching institutions by Black physicians, dentists and nurses, more opportunities were made available for students of color to train in advanced fields. These pioneers and leaders benefitted from the struggles of Black health professionals who proceeded them, and at the same time, their legacy is one of expanded opportunities and access to health care not only for future generations of health professionals, but also for minority patients.
Describe the rate of growth of Black dental specialists and barriers and facilitators to this growth.
- Describe the role of professional societies in promoting specialization of Black dentists.
- Describe the system of training and certification of Black dental specialists.
- Describe the rate of growth of Black medical specialists and barriers and facilitators to this growth.
- Describe the role of professional societies in promoting specialization of Black physician.
- Describe the system of training and certification of Black medical specialists.
- Describe the role of professional societies in promoting Black nursing specialization and leadership
- Describe career pathways for some of the national Black nurse specialists
- One Blood: The Death and Resurrection of Charles R. Drew
- Charles Edwin Bentley: A Model for All Times
- Race & Excellence: My Dialogue with Chester Pierce
- A Century of Black Surgeons: The U.S.A. Experience (film) pp. 63-311-334, 483-528, 641-660, 661-696, 697-732, 733-774, 775-810, Instructions
- Breaking the Color Line in Medicine: African Americans in Ophthalmology
- Black Psychiatrists and American Psychiatry
- Progress and Portents for the Negro in Medicine
- A Centennial History of African Americans in Radiology
- The Contribution of Black Psychiatric Nurses to the Field of Psychiatric Nursing in the United States Over the Past Twenty Years, 1964 to 1984
- The Path We Tred: Blacks in Nursing Worldwide, 1854-1994
- NBNA: The History of the National Black Nurses Association, 1971-1999