Black Men in Medicine (BMIM)

Become part of our vibrant community.


About Us

The Black Men in Medicine, serving the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), is committed to the academic success and advancement of underrepresented minority students interested in healthcare professions. In 2013, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released an alarming report that the number of black men applying to medical school was decreasing. This absence of an increase threatens efforts to effectively address health disparities and excellence in clinical care. As a result, this prompted the organization's creation. The organization accomplishes its mission by equipping black male students with a peer-support network to navigate their undergraduate years (mentoring, shadowing, research, social events, workshops, school visits, and academic assistance) and an associate network of clinicians and researchers to provide invaluable advice and career development direction.









Members Benefits

As an underserved population in the field of medicine, we seek to advance our knowledge and understanding of the medical school admissions process. We want to build a community that empowers young black men to pursue medicine while strengthening the society around us. We provide resources for our members to accomplish this goal.

Events & Activities

Weekly and monthly opportunities  hosted for members.

Exclusive Resources

Get access to mentoring, shadowing, research, social events, workshops, med school visits, and academic assistance


Expand your network with like-minded and goal orientated students along with an associate network of clinicians and researchers to provide career development direction.

Our Team

Abraham Muluneh Profile

Abraham Muluneh

Irog Owusu-Poku Profile

Irog Owusu-Poku

Jordan Colbert Profile

Jordan Colbert

Malcolm O’Neil Profile

Malcolm O'Neil


"Black men in medicine is much more than a student organization; it is a brotherhood, we are building a legacy of success and a community of change in healthcare."


This organization does not restrict membership based on race, color, religion, national origin (including ethnicity), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), parenting status, marital status, political affiliation, military status (including veteran status), genetic information (including family medical history), sexual orientation, gender identify, gender expression, or disability. All VCU students who support the mission of our organization are welcome to participate in programs and events.


Black Men in Medicine (BMIM)

907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond VA 23284
United States