Dr. Sampson Davis, Dr. Rameck Hunt and Dr. George Jenkins, known as “The Three Doctors,” were on UAB's campus this week talking about their vow as teenagers to become doctors.

    September 24, 2008

• Authors of "The Pact" to deliver address

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Dr. Sampson Davis, Dr. Rameck Hunt and Dr. George Jenkins, known as "The Three Doctors," spoke at the Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. S.

Davis, Hunt and Jenkins are authors of the bestselling book, "The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream," about their vow as teenagers in Newark N.J., to go to college and become doctors. Today, Davis is an emergency room physician at St. Michaels Medical Center in Newark, N.J. He also is a consultant for the Violence Prevention Institute focusing on gang awareness and preventative medicine in Essex County. Hunt is an internist at University Medical Center at Princeton and assistant professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Jenkins is an assistant professor of clinical dentistry at Columbia University.

They published a second book about their lives, "We Beat the Streets," which is for children. Their latest book, "The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect With Their Fathers" (2007), is an examination of fatherhood relationships. The three also created The Three Doctors Foundation to inspire and create opportunities for inner city communities through education, mentoring and health awareness.

The Three Doctors received the Essence Award in 2000 for their accomplishments and leadership. In addition, their groundbreaking television special aired on Lifetime Television during a special segment entitled "Things We Do for Love."