Program Highlights

Following their time in the program, more than three-quarters of Harold Amos scholars remain in academic medicine, including 103 professors, 81 associate professors, and 62 assistant professors (as of October, 2020). (Read about Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa and Selwyn Vickers.)  Eight alumni are Deans or Presidents of schools of medicine or colleges.


Many program alumni have earned professional honors and become influential leaders in the health care field. For example, two alumni are directors at the National Institutes of Health, and 17 have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. (Read about NIH directors Gary Gibbons and Griffin Rodgers.)


Alumni have received hundreds of awards and honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” award and the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.


Alumni have assumed positions of influence and leadership in academia that enable them to help correct the underrepresentation of minorities in the health professions and address health disparities.


Alumni are officers of professional societies and members of editorial boards of academic journals.


A significant number of AMFDP alumni have been cited by Black Enterprise as “leading black doctors in the country.”