Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
Dr. Kimberly Funches Jackson is a board-certified physician and the founder of Physicians Working Together Non-Profit Organization. Dr. J is also the founder of National Physicians Week, a nationally recognized celebration,(March 25-31) that recognizes the dedication, sacrifice, and triumph of physicians across-the-board.
Dr. Jackson graduated from William Carey University prior to receiving her doctorate of medicine from The University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She is the co-owner of her family medicine and pediatric clinic where she leads as medical director. With more than 12 years of experience in medicine, Dr. Kimberly Jackson has a proven track record of going above and beyond to provide quality healthcare. In addition to her co-ownership and medical director roles, she has been instrumental in promoting positive healthcare changes via board and membership roles in community-based organizations, churches, and schools. She’s also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Kimberly Jackson, MD founded Physicians Working Together (PWT) in 2015 in order to create an exciting social movement that organically connects physicians and patients. The non-profit organization is now an important cornerstone in physician advocacy, positive public relations, and educational empowerment. It provides a platform where doctors are able to combine efforts that will strengthen healthy physician relationships through collaboration and genuine camaraderie. “By fostering supportive relationships we will strengthen our ability to provide quality patient care overall.”
Within the first two years of organizing PWT, Dr. Jackson arranged healthcare town halls in order to call for positive change in healthcare. The altruistic leader opened the dialogue between legislators about the importance of physicians’ leadership in practice, professional development and the overall well-being of both physicians and the community. Dr. Kimberly Jackson was selected by Medelita for their H.I.P. (Honoring Inspiring Professionals) Ambassador Program. The program serves to honor medical professionals at every level who stand out in their specialty and/or community).
Physicians Working Together is a non-profit organization that represents a team of physicians who are dedicated to impacting the future of healthcare. The key activities are supporting medical students with mentorship and scholarships.
The Physicians Working Together Medical Student Scholarship Fund provides a financial endowment to medical students in order to help ease their financial burdens. Since 2019, PWT has awarded 4 medical students with scholarships. The PWT Future Physicians of America program gives back with a 3 C’s approach. Physicians can CONNECT to make a difference in our healthcare future and COLLABORATE on the philanthropic effort to provide financial support and mentorship to enrolled medical students. These efforts combined will strengthen healthcare and the capacity to CARE for the communities.
“Medical student scholarships and active mentors can help “future doctors” achieve success! Please help strengthen our mission by becoming a community partner. We’re also in search of dedicated physician volunteers to join our team of mentors.
Visit physiciansworkingtogether.org to learn more about how you can get involved or to make a donation.” – Dr. KFJ