Be A Good Doctor is a student-led nonprofit incubator, growing the next generation of Social Entrepreneurs. We offer transformative experiences for both undergraduates and postgraduates by empowering them to start, lead, and grow organizations. These organizations include Kaeme, a nonprofit reforming the orphan care system in Ghana, as well as SCOPE, one of the largest pre-medical organizations on the West Coast partnering student interpreters and interns with a Level 1 Trauma Center. We match students, resources, and donors to good ideas to create meaningful social change, facilitating mentorship of bright, compassionate students from top US colleges to lead these efforts.
We will continue to seed, incubate, and grow a select few mature organizations led and created by students and mentored by national leaders. In general, we value quality over quantity, and look specifically for models that could eventually be self-sustaining and have a distinct outcome, as opposed to creating many open-ended student ‘clubs’. We tend to prefer non-profit models where the funding is clear and within reach and projects that give students the opportunity to have a tremendous, lasting impact. We particularly look for projects whose scope and complexity is in a critical niche that is waiting for some of the most talented young people in America to step up, and is accessible to student volunteers with high capacity but with minimal training and experience. This is where our mentorship is best leveraged.
Below is a timeline of key events in the history of BeAGoodDoctor that makes us who we are today.