An internist, Dr. Bright currently serves as the President of the Old North State Medical Society and will be installed as the 112th president of the National Medical Association in July.
Among Dr. Bright’s responsibilities will be to oversee the Medical Education Development (MED) Program, which is designed to increase opportunities in the health professions for individuals who demonstrate educational promise and commitment to a health career but who have lacked the opportunity to move toward their professional goals. Dr. Bright, a Winston-Salem native, is a graduate of the MED Program. Prior to earning his MD at UNC, he received a BA in Semiotics from Brown University.