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ACHIEVE-Your Goal is Our Goal. (Half-Day Convening)

  • 10 Dec 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Rosebud on Randolph Restaurant, 130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601


ACHIEVE-Your Goal is Our Goal 

Half-Day Convening-Multiple Speakers & Networking 

December 10, 2022 

By Invitation Only 

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Rosebud on Randolph Restaurant, 130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Located across from Millennium Park

Time: 11:00 AM CT - 2:30 PM CT

Lunch: Full complimentary lunch will be served to all guests

Post-Event: 2:30 PM CT+ Post-Conference Networking in the Rosebud Restaurant and Bar - on your own

Who Should Attend: Black and Latino Male Medical and Dental Students currently enrolled  in an accredited program at a Chicago area university who are registered students of the ACHIEVE Program

Schools Participating: Students are from University of Illinois-College of Medicine and School of Dentistry,  Rush College of Medicine, University of Chicago- Pritzker School of Medicine, and Chicago Medical School (Rosalind Franklin University).

Other Black and Latino male medical and dental students from accredited medical or dental schools are welcome. Must  be currently enrolled as a student. Not a member of the ACHIEVE program- join here.

Areas of Practice: Connect with medical and dental professionals in emergency medicine, orthopedics, internal medicine, sports medicine, family practice, oral health, maternal health, neonatology, anesthesiology, cardiology, critical care, and accomplished leaders. 


Opening Speaker: Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker, MD, MPH, FACP; CEO, Complete Care Management Partners, LLC, and Immediate Past President, IOMC 

Welcome and Remarks: Raul Garza, MBA, President, IOMC, and CEO of Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness


Derek J. Robinson, MD, MBA, FACEP; Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago; author of “Improbable MD: From the Bayou to the Boardroom”



Three-course plated luncheon 

House Salad 

Eggplant Parmesan, Boneless Chicken Piccata, or Salmon 

Vesuvio Potatoes and Rigatoni 

Mini Desserts

Coffee, Tea, and Soda 

Caswell Evans, Jr., DDS, MPH, Professor Emeritus, Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences, UOI; College of Dentistry, faculty member at the UIC School of Public Health; Billings Fellow, IOMC, Past President of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago,  and Student Panel 

Niva Lubin Johnson, MD, FACP, Board-certified General Internist who owned and operated a successful Private Practice for nearly 30 years. After serving as President of the National Medical Association, she is now a Clinical Consultant for various healthcare entities and Medical Officer of the Day for residential Mental Health Facility. She is a member of the AAMC/NMA Organizing Committee for Black Men in Medicine.

Darryl D. Pendleton, DMD, Executive Director, UIC Urban Health Program and Associate Dean for Student & Diversity Affairs, College of Dentistry.

Francis Ihejirika, MD, PASS Program, formerly with the University of Illinois College of Medicine (Pathology), and academic support for the Urban Health Program. 

Steven Bradley, MD, Board-certified anesthesiologist and medical ethicist, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Uniformed Services University of Health Science, a Critical Care Medicine Fellow at the University of Chicago Medical Center and host and creator of The Black Doctors Podcast

Thank you to our Sponsors 

This program is generously supported by the Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute. 

       In-Kind Sponsor

Parking and Transportation: Conveniently located to transportation via CTA, PACE, train and parking at the Grant Park North Parking Garage. Google Maps

Questions? Contact Deborah Hodges, Program Manager, at the IOMC office by email at iomcstaff@iomc.org. 


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