Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit: Milwaukee
Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Golda Meir Upper Campus | 227 W. Pleasant St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) and the Medical College of Wisconsin, along with our community partners, invite those interested in maximizing the state’s health workforce and advancing health equity in Wisconsin to join us in a unique event designed to provide underrepresented minority youth with exposure to the medical field.
Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Golda Meir Upper Campus
227 W. Pleasant St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
All students 6th grade through post-baccalaureate, parents, educators, healthcare professionals, and community leaders are all welcome to attend this free event.
Registration is now open; also, download our printable flyer to spread the word!
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Black Men in White Coats Documentary Screening
Saturday, February 24, 1-3 p.m.
Marcus Performing Arts Center
Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
121 E. State St., Milwaukee, 53202
Following the screening, the audience is welcome to join in an interactive discussion with medical professionals and students about the film's topic and themes, complete with complimentary popcorn and soda!
About the Black Men in White Coats Milwaukee Youth Summit
The Black Men in White Coats Milwaukee Youth Summit will bring together an estimated 250 students, parents, educators, clinicians, and community leaders to inspire youth to consider careers in healthcare, while laying the foundation for success via mentorship and networking. Evidence clearly shows that youth who do not see themselves represented in a profession tend not to see it as an option as a future career pathway. This event is meant to spark interest in and action toward medical careers among Black youth, addressing a growing healthcare workforce challenge in Wisconsin while increasing the diversity of Wisconsin’s healthcare providers, which has been shown to improve both access to and quality of care for underserved communities.
Ian Martin, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM
Professor with Tenure and System Chairman, Medical College of Wisconsin
Co-Director, Health Executive Administrative Leadership (HEAL) Fellowship
Emergency Physician-in-Chief, Medical College of Wisconsin
Past-President Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, SAEM
About Black Men in White Coats
Established in 2013, the Black Men in White Coats campaign aims to increase the number of black men pursuing careers in the medical industry. This initiative was founded by Dr. Dale Okorodudu in response to an Association of American Medical Colleges report highlighting the decreasing number of black male applicants to medical school. Today, Black Men in White Coats partners with medical schools across the country to bring awareness to this issue that not only affects the Black male population, but the nation as a whole.