Our Mission

We aim to increase access for talented and motivated African American, Hispanic and Latino students to achieve their career potential in medicine and support their return to underserved communities to mitigate the shortage of clinicians.

What Makes Us Unique?

The Pathway Initiative is not only dedicated to supporting our students every step of the way, from high school all the way through medical residency, but is also designed as a positive feedback loop. Students can apply and be selected at any of the three main entry points: (1) High School, (2) College, and (3) Medical School.

When students complete our programs through residency, they provide feedback and support for those behind them.

This longitudinal, cross-generational, and end-to-end wrap-around program builds a community of dedicated and passionate individuals that support each other while getting support from seasoned professionals at the same time.

Our Story

The Pathway Initiative Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and community-based public education organization located in Boston, Massachusetts. The founder, Dr. Lawrence B. Mensah, recounts his own long and lonely educational journey and, the challenges of lacking support as well as the tremendous benefits of working with a mentor.

Given his own humble beginnings from a small town in Ghana, he strongly believes that no child’s future should be shackled by their socio-economic background, Every child has talent and potential, and with the right support can contribute meaningfully to society.

We believe that with access and opportunity, determined and ambitious individuals can achieve fulfilling careers in medicine. We invite you to join us in this critical work. Become one of our partners and help us do the vital work of improving opportunities for underrepresented and underrepresented students in medical school education while addressing the healthcare disparity.

Our Vision

We strive to support African American, Hispanic, and Latino students on their path to medicine while paving a way for them to become transformative leaders and role models in their communities.

Our Commitment

We are committed to innovation, education, mentoring, transparency, accountability, diversity, honesty, dedication, consistency, and Integrity throughout our work; and commitment to providing the services needed to achieve their goal. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to receive updates on our work, progress, and impact.

You Can Make a Difference Right Now You can be a hero to a underrepresented MD student today by removing the steep financial barrier they face on their MD career path.


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