It’s 1967 and Eli Rosenberg has a problem. Only one medical school in the country will accept him: Meharry Medical College, a legendary all-black school in Nashville, Tennessee.
Michael DuBois has a problem. Only one medical school in the country will do: Meharry Medical College, his father’s alma mater, and therefore his, whether he likes it or not.
Eli and Michael have a problem. They’re awkward, they’re outsiders, and they hate each other- but the moment they arrive, they’re forced to work together within the explosive pressure cooker of the turbulent 1960s. These uncommon allies battle the mysteries of medicine; demanding professors; crushing parental pressures; and an entire student body distrustful of them both.
Inspired by an exciting true story, Service to Man celebrates the courage to honestly look within ourselves, to find ourselves reflected in others, and explores this eternal question: how do we measure success- In the service to self, or the “Service to Man?”