Black Boys and Men in Medicine, a pathway program designed to address underrepresentation in medicine, recently celebrated another successful year. The program is operated by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in partnership with Black Male Working Academy, a local nonprofit organization. 

On the third Saturday of each month, BBAMM scholars gather at First Baptist Bracktown to participate in hands-on workshops with mentors from the UK College of Medicine and UK HealthCare. Sessions offer an in-depth look at many different medical professions, what it takes to pursue them, and just how fun the medical sciences can be. 

To celebrate the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, BBAMM hosted its capstone session on campus on May 18. Scholars had the opportunity to learn about neuroscience in the lab of Ann Stowe, PhD, associate professor of neuroscience, and then headed to the UK HealthCare Simulation Center to learn about emergency medicine. They ended their day at the Food Connection’s Learning Kitchen, for a cooking demonstration by Tanya Whitehouse, its chef and program manager. 

If your department would be interested in planning a workshop for the 2024 – 2025 school year, please email ODEI director Pilar Prather, PhD, at