ABOUT US – How MDJunior Works:
“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 501 (c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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 20 chapters in schools across 7 states in the United States and Honduras, with over 700 students, 140 medical professionals, 35 business partners and nearly 3000 ambassadors on Facebook.
We’ve received international and national recognition including the President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2 City Proclamations. With over 7000 volunteer hours we have been able to provide patient care to over 4,000 people and inspired our youth to make a difference in our communities.
MDJunior focuses on LOCAL and GLOBAL initiatives and follows a model called the “3 Pillars of Success”:
Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude: these are the core values upon which MDJunior is based on.
I. Knowledge – To build a structured and trusting Mentor – Mentee Relationship and to ensure competence through regular Healthcare Education
- Regular group meetings covering Academic essentials of healthcare such as First Aid, CPR, Systems of Medicine, Immunology
II. Skills – To Empower Leadership and technical skills, through Hands on Learning Programs
- Organized visits to Hospitals , Medical facilities to gain hands on experience
- Mock-up Practice Sessions and Job Shadows
III. Attitude - To Inspire a spirit of Selfless Service i.e. Service before Self
- Volunteering at health related community centers, Teen Shelters, Assisted Living Communities
- Volunteering with Missions, Disaster Services, etc
MDJunior Founder – Shaun Verma, 12th Grade, Milton High School, Milton, GA