Meet the First Black Male Periodontist Resident at the University of Florida

by Carjamin Scott on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 8:42a EST

Dr. Kerwin Scott, DDS, is the first Black male Periodontist Resident at the University of Florida. Dr. Keith Taylor, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Mid-South Dental Implant and Dental Surgery Center, describes his mentee as “Kerwin has to be one of the most respectful but disrespectful people I know. He is headstrong. He is going to do what he wants to do.” Raised by his parents and alongside an older sister and two younger sisters, Kerwin spent his childhood in Milwaukee, WI, with his immediate family and teenage years in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, with his uncle. “My son was a curious child. He was always exploring and has always been a risk-taker. His best attribute is that he can take bad situations and turn them into good ones. He doesn’t let anything break him,” said his mom.

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You need 5 types of people to advance your career.

by Carjamin Scott on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8:42a EST

As a higher education executive, I am with students and emerging leaders. One night, someone asked me, “How do I find mentorship?” The question made me reflect on my journey. Not that long ago, as I was climbing the career ladder, I was looking for mentorship to reach my career plans. I reached out to leaders on LinkedIn. I sent them emails or asked a friend to introduce me. I was able to talk with most of them. I learned that they all had a career story, and they each created their path to success. However, while looking for a mentor, I realized that I would need much more than mentorship. I learned that I needed five different types of people to level up in my career.

Here are the 5 types of people needed to advance your career.

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TSU launches Dr. Levi Watkins Meharry Medical and Dental Accelerated Program to prepare more Black Doctors

by Carjamin Scott on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:42a EST

Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College have launched the Dr. Levi Watkins TSU to Meharry Accelerated Medical and Dental program. Dr. Levi Watkins is a 1966 TSU alumnus and is the first surgeon to successfully implant an automatic defibrillator into a human patient. The device has been used by millions of patients and is still the first-line of treatment and prophylactic therapy for patients at risk for sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

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You are accepted: How to get accepted into college and life.

by Carjamin Scott on January 4, 2020 at 5:50 p.m. EST

“You are accepted” are the three words that college applicants want to hear. If you attended or considered attending college, you likely remember the college application process. Your high school years were a defining moment. You used this time to prepare for life after graduation. You worked to pass your classes and earn high grades. You spent your summers visiting colleges and taking test preparation courses. Next, you got involved with sports, clubs, and community service. During your junior year, you began to submit applications. You were required to mail previous school transcripts, test scores, and perhaps a personal statement. You might have even provided letters of recommendation. Finally, the hard work paid off. As a senior, you began to receive college acceptance letters. Everyone’s preparation is different, and every applicant has their own story. Just like that process, there are many other places in life that we want to be accepted into. I will discuss how to get accepted into college and in life in my newest book, “You are accepted: How to get accepted into college and life.”

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