Skip to content

Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit 2024 Volunteer Form

Event Details

Founded in 2013, Black Men in White Coats (BMiWC) is a strategic initiative designed to increase diversity in the medical workforce. They are doing this by increasing awareness of the lack of diversity in healthcare with a specific emphasis on black males, providing programmatic medical field exposure for youth and adolescents, and providing mentorship opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.

BMiWCx Youth Summits are locally organized events that bring healthcare professionals together for the single purpose of providing underrepresented minority youth with exposure to the medical field. These summits are independently organized by leaders within the community. They educate students, parents, teachers, and community leaders on what it takes to become a medical professional while allowing them to establish and expand their networks. Kaiser Permanente Undergraduate Medical Education seeks to achieve these goals through robust discussions and activities with dynamic speakers and diverse panelists, educational breakout sessions covering an array of topics including communication skills, CPR workshops, interactive simulation activities, educational guidance from local counselors, and informative workshops for parents.

All cultural backgrounds and genders area welcome to attend. The audience will include those listed below from the San Francisco Bay Area including North, South, and East Bay areas, as well as Central and Sacramento Valleys.

  • Middle school students
  • High school students
  • College students
  • Post-baccalaureate students
  • Parents

Summit Date & Time

  • March 9, 2024
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (doors open at 8:15am)
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served

California State University, East Bay, Hayward Campus: 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542

Volunteer Expectations

  • CPR sessions: All volunteers should plan to engage with students to ensure they understand the prompts. This is a hands-on activity and will require oversite and active participation.
  • Middle school sessions: Volunteers in the middle school breakouts should be active and engaged with the students, ensuring students are paying attention and participating in the activities. You may be asked to help hand out documents or other items as necessary, as well as provide insight or additional direction to students when needed.
  • Networking lunch: You will be assigned a table to eat with a predetermined number of students. During networking, you may discuss your path to medicine and be curious and engaged with the students in listening to their goals and ideas. This is an opportunity to show interest, connect, mentor, provide thoughful feedback and answer their questions.
  • Simulation Booths: Be aware of your audience. Age ranges from 12 – 25. Any simulation activity should be appropriate for youth activities and something they can do within a few minutes.
  • Information/Program Booths: Be aware of your audience. Age ranges 12 – 25. Information should be appropriate for these age groups and may include college resources, medical school resources, internships, research, etc.

Event Contacts

If you have any questions about volunteering for this event, you may contact:

Michelle Loaiza, MSHCA

Melissa Wong, MPH

Back To Top