The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Collection Mobile search icon Mobile close search icon
Advanced Biography Search
Mobile navigation icon Close mobile navigation icon

Dr. Rameck R. Hunt

Share on Social Media

Information about Dr. Rameck R. Hunt

Profile image of Dr. Rameck R. Hunt

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Emergency Physician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Cabbage (White)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
5/1/1973
Birth Location:
Orange, New Jersey

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Emergency Physician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Cabbage (White)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
5/1/1973
Birth Location:
Orange
See how Dr. Rameck R. Hunt is related to other HistoryMakers

Biography

Dr. Rameck Hunt was born in Orange, New Jersey, on May 1, 1973. Hunt's mother, only seventeen when he was born, worked hard to support the family, but they were constantly moving back to his grandmother's house. When Hunt was fourteen, he moved to Newark to live with an uncle and attend University High in a rough neighborhood; the friends he made there would send him on the path to medical school and becoming an inspiration to many urban youth.

Once at University High, two other students, George Jenkins and Sampson Davis, recognized Hunt for his intelligence. The three soon bonded, spending their time together but still getting their class work done. When Hunt was sixteen, he was out with a different group of friends and was involved in the beating of an old man. Hunt awoke the next morning in juvenile detention and vowed never to return. The opportunity to escape the ghetto came when Jenkins convinced Hunt and Davis to go to Seton Hall University, which offered a program for minority students interested in careers in medicine. Despite the obstacles they faced growing up, and even more when they were accepted to the program, the three graduated. From there, Hunt went on to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and despite the fact that the three of them were split up, they still saw one another frequently, providing support through tough times. Hunt graduated in 1999, and his grandmother, with whom he had spent so much time growing up, attended despite her poor health; she passed away two days later.

Hunt went on to become the medical director at St. Peter's University Hospital's How Lane Adult Family Health Center. The three friends also established a nonprofit organization, the Three Doctors Foundation, which provides scholarships to inner-city youth. The Three Doctors also tour the country speaking about their experiences and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps. The doctors co-wrote a critically acclaimed book, The Pact, about their experiences, and they were honored at the 2000 Essence Awards for their community service.

See how Dr. Rameck R. Hunt is related to other HistoryMakers
Loading...
Click Here To Explore The Archive Today!
  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Rameck Hunt interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Rameck Hunt's favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Rameck Hunt discusses his family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Rameck Hunt describes his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Rameck Hunt describes his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Rameck Hunt discusses his parents' courtship
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Rameck Hunt discusses his family's adoption of the Nation of Islam
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Rameck Hunt details his family structure growing up
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Rameck Hunt reflects on his education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Rameck Hunt reflects on his early years in Newark, New Jersey
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Rameck Hunt describes his early aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Rameck Hunt details his political activity while in high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Rameck Hunt recalls his high school experience with Sampson Davis and George Jenkins
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Rameck Hunt talks about college choice and aspirations to become a doctor
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Rameck Hunt recounts a pivotal moment in his life
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Rameck Hunt reflects on the choices facing urban youth
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Rameck Hunt reflects on his juvenile arrest
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Rameck Hunt assesses his educational experience
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Rameck Hunt discusses good and bad teachers from his educational experience
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Rameck Hunt reflects on his college experience
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Rameck Hunt reflects on his commitment to service
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Rameck Hunt shares thoughts on his medical school experience
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Rameck Hunt details his residency experience
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Rameck Hunt describes the Three Doctors Foundation
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Rameck Hunt shares thoughts on the hip-hop generation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Rameck Hunt expresses his hopes and concerns for the black community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Rameck Hunt considers his legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Rameck Hunt shares thoughts on racial uplift
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Rameck Hunt describes how he'd like to be remembered