Black Men with Stethoscopes Youth Summit
Over the past few years, the Association of American Medical Colleges found that only 3% of total U.S. Medical School applicants self-identified as Black men. In the 2020-2021 applicant pool, only 8% of those who accepted and enrolled identified as Black.
How do we increase the number of Black people, specifically Black men, in the field of medicine?
The BMWS Youth Summit is part of a series events to expose youth to a career in medicine. In addition to the Summit, youth can participate in:
- Job shadowing
- Paid internships
We want to connect youth to high quality work-based learning opportunities, and to create access to a network of Black/BIPOC healthcare professionals. Our mission is to increase the participation of Black men in medicine. In order to do this, we will:
- Cultivate interest
- Provide opportunities to grow and develop skills
- Develop and deepen networks of support