Black Wall Street COLUMBIA: Damien Myers, M.D., M.P.H Program Director MERIT Health Leadership Academy to be Honored

By Bmorenews Staff

(BALTIMORE – October 26, 2016) – Damien Myers is doing some phenomenal work. He is toiling diligently to enlighten the next generation on college opportunities. His program, the MERIT Health Leadership Academy, is incredibly visionary and inspiring. He is so worthy of recognition.

Part of his goal is to increase the number of physicians in the world, beginning right in the community.

MERIT transforms Baltimore City high school students into Baltimore City health care leaders by preparing them for success in college and beyond. MERIT Scholars cultivate a deep understanding of their individual roles in solving health disparities through three years of intensive programming including weekly Saturday sessions, summer internships, and longitudinal mentoring. Scholars graduate with a burning passion for achieving health equality, a clear vision of how to reach their goals, a toolkit of knowledge and skills necessary for earning undergraduate and graduate degrees, and a close-knit community of peers and mentors who will continue to work collaboratively toward their collective goal of becoming positive change agents.

Their website is http://www.meritbaltimore.org/.