Doc McStuffins to keep practicing for a 5th season

2016-11-17 21:00

Los Angeles — Doc McStuffins is keeping her medical practice open for another year.

The Disney Junior channel said on Wednesday it has ordered a fifth season of the Peabody Award-winning animated series.

The title character of Doc McStuffins is an African-American girl who dreams of becoming a physician and, in the meantime, runs a clinic for dolls and stuffed animals.

Doc has made impressive friends — first lady Michelle Obama appeared in an episode — and become an influential role model for children and adults.

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After the show's 2012 launch, black female doctors including Dr. Myiesha Taylor of Texas formed a "We Are Doc McStuffins" movement. The Artemis Medical Society, a 4 000-plus member group to support women doctors of colour worldwide, was subsequently founded and is headed by Taylor.

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