Kiara Muhammad, the voice from Disney’s hit show “Doc McStuffins” will be joining in on the Black History Month celebrations. Starting February 1st (10:25 a.m. ET/PT and 4:25 p.m. ET/PT, respectively) following a new “Doc McStuffins” Valentine’s Day themed episode, Disney will begin airing “shorts” called “We Are Doc McStuffins” which will feature Doc McStuffins and three real life female African-American physicians. The doctors will talk about what it is that they do and salute some of their own heroes.
The doctors, Dr. Myiesha Taylor, an emergency doctor based in Dallas; Dr. Aletha Maybank, a pediatrician in New York City; and Dr. Naeemah Ghafur, a family doctor in Los Angeles who provides specialized care for the underserved, including the elderly and patients with high-risk illnesses, are happy to be apart of the movement that is DocMcStuffins. Dr. Taylor said in an interview, “Doc McStuffins is a wonderful inspiration and we’re pleased to be part of extending Disney Channel’s role model message so girls and most especially African-American girls can be inspired to pursue a career in medicine.”
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