May 1: Dr. Rameck R. Hunt Was Born On This Date In 1973

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By Victor Trammell

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Dr. Rameck Hunt was born on May 1, 1973, in Orange, New Jersey.

When Hunt was born, his mother was just seventeen years old. She worked hard to maintain family life. However, they often returned to his grandmother’s home. At the age of fourteen, Hunt relocated to Newark to live with an uncle and attend University High in a dangerous area, where he attended school. The relationships he met there would inspire him to pursue a career in medicine and serve as an example for countless urban children.

Hunt’s intellectual capacity was noticed by George Jenkins and Sampson Davis, two other pupils at University High. The three quickly connected, spending time together while even doing their schoolwork. At the age of sixteen, while out with a separate group of pals, Hunt participated in the assault on an elderly man. The next morning, Hunt awakened in juvenile jail and resolved never to return. Jenkins persuaded Hunt and Davis to attend Seton Hall University, which provided a program for minority students interested in pursuing careers in the medical field.

Despite the challenges, they endured as children and when they were admitted into the program, all three of them graduated. After that, Hunt attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and despite the fact that the three of them were apart, they maintained regular contact and provided support through difficult times. His grandmother, with whom he had spent so much time growing up, attended his 1999 graduation despite her terrible health; she died two days later.

Hunt then became the medical director of the How Lane Adult Family Health Center at St. Peter’s University Hospital. The three buddies also formed the Three Doctors Foundation, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to inner-city kids. Additionally, the trio of physicians travels the nation, speaking about their experiences and urging others to follow in their footsteps. From their experiences, the physicians co-wrote a highly praised book entitled The Pact.

They were recognized for their outreach work at the Essence Awards in 2000.

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