Events Archive: 2020-21

Dedication, Determination and Discipline: A Conversation with Dr. Sampson Davis


Sampson Davis, MD, ER physician and New York Times best-selling author of Living and Dying in Brick City: Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R., speaks about his experiences, his advocacy of preventative medicine and his promotion of healthier communities throughout the nation.

The event is organized by the VCU Division for Health Sciences Diversity, with additional support from Black Minds Matter, the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, VCU Libraries, VCU PRIME (Professional Health & Related Interests Mentoring Experiences) and VCU Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success.

The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. For questions or accommodations, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at

About the Speaker

Sampson Davis, MD, is an emergency medicine physician at several New Jersey hospitals. He has been a weekly correspondent on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and a frequent guest on CNN, Today and The Dr. Oz Show, where he focuses on prevalent and life-saving medical topics. He has co-authored The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success and The Bond. He received his bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University and his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the same hospital where he was born, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Image: Photo courtesy of Sampson Davis and the VCU Division for Health Sciences Diversity