Doctors Pierre Johnson, 37, Max Madhere, 37, and Joe Semien, 40, are proof positive that it doesn’t matter where you start, it’s amazing what a little perseverance can do. The trio of doctors met roughly two decades ago inside of the library at Xavier University of Louisiana during their undergraduate studies. They formed a bond that helped propel them through college, medical school and ultimately led them all to become doctors
According to the Associated Press, one of the prestigious doctors used to deal drugs on the streets of New Orleans. Another grew up in Chicago with two drug-addicted parents. A third survived the tough streets of New York and Washington, D.C., where he once stared down the barrel of a gun.
All three young black men became board-certified doctors.