“The most important thing is to try and inspire people, so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
How We Work
“My kids only used to think about their friends and video games. Now, with BeADoctor.org, they are starting to think more about their futures, and what they want to be when they grow up.”
Julie S., Livingston, New Jersey
Look around you.
Doctors have always been important, and they are more important now than ever before. They will only be more in demand in the years and decades to come.
At BeADoctor.org, we aren’t content to cross our fingers and hope that enough people decide to become doctors to help rest of us.
Instead, we are going to:
search for people to consider becoming doctors,
reward them, and
cheer them on like the rockstars that they are.
Where are the doctors of the future today?
They are in medical school, and also in college, high school, and elementary school. We believe it’s never too early to inspire children to become doctors when they grow up, to help the rest of us, and to achieve meaningful, fulfilling, rewarding careers for themselves in the process.
How do we inspire young people to consider becoming doctors?
We accomplish this by sparking children’s curiosity about medicine and science through a wide range of resources, such as daily emails that get parents and children talking about fascinating developments in science and medicine; a “Cool School,” where children can answer science- and medicine-related trivia questions to win points; medicine- and science-related video games that gamify science education; fun experiments and other activities that children can do at home; Q&A sessions with current doctors about how they decided to become doctors; and much, much more.
Our goal is to inspire users to become doctors in the future. Even if users decide not to become doctors, our resources may still lead them to pursue another career in medicine or science. Either way, BeADoctor.org will instill in all of our users a lifelong appreciation for everything that doctors do, and a deeper understanding of medicine and science as a whole. Whether you decide to become a doctor after subscribing to BeADoctor.org, or if you pursue a different career in the medical field, or simply develop a better understanding of medicine and science, subscribing to BeADoctor.org is a win-win.
How We Began
“One day, my 12-year-old daughter came to me and said, ‘Daddy, I think want to be a doctor when I grow up.' I was thrilled. I knew that being a doctor is a fulfilling and highly-respected career, and yes, it pays well. Still, when I searched for resources for parents like me to help our children develop and grow their interest in becoming doctors, I was surprised to find no meaningful resources at all. I wondered, ‘How does nothing exist for something that so many people want: to become doctors in the future?’ So we set out to create a resource that would help my daughter and so many others, as well as parents like me, and BeADoctor.org was born.”
Founder and CEO of BeADoctor.org
BeADoctor.org was founded and is managed by Dan Messeloff, Esq. and Dr. David Shafran, M.D.
Dan Messeloff founded BeADoctor.org after his daughter told him that she wanted to be a doctor when she grew up, and Dan couldn’t find any real resources to help her achieve that goal. Dan is a lawyer who has advised dozens of companies on technology-related issues such as data privacy, cybersecurity, and online marketing. Dan has also served on the boards of schools and other children’s organizations. He is also a Legislative Ambassador for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, among numerous other community positions. Dan lives with his wife and three children in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
David Shafran is a board-certified pediatrician and the former Head of Pediatrics at K Health, a revolutionary primary care mobile app that has five million users across the United States. David has worked continuously as a pediatrician at the Cleveland Clinic, and he has completed fellowships in transplant ethics and pediatric nephrology. David is also the cofounder and senior manager at Hyguru, an innovative medical education company that delivers medical information to all types of learners. David lives with his wife and four children in Beachwood, Ohio.
BeADoctor.org also maintains a Medical Advisory Board and a Board of Directors comprised of professionals from the medical, education, and business fields.
We are currently pursuing partnerships with a range of medical, educational and parent organizations and more, to help inspire more and more young people to become doctors.
The American Medical Association
The Association of American Medical Colleges
The National Science Teaching Association
The National Career Development Association
Girl Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America
Girls & Boys Clubs of America
If your organization is interested in partnering with us, please contact us HERE.
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