Science and Leadership in Medicine (SLiM) Mentoring Program

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Fostering the professional development and empowerment of future underrepresented minority leaders in healthcare, medicine, and science 

Science and Leadership in Medicine (SLiM) is a 6-week program created to expose high school and undergraduate students to various careers in medicine and science. Although Blacks and Hispanics represent 14% and 18% of the U.S. population, respectively, they only represent 6% and 5% of U.S. physicians. To make matters worse, there has been a near 30% decline in Hispanic male medical school graduates and a near 40% decline in Black male medical school graduates over the past 30 years. Lack of interest in medicine and lack of accessible mentors have been cited as probable contributors to this decline. Black and Latino Men in Medicine (BLMiM) wishes to combat this decline by mobilizing its network of hospital administrators, faculty, trainees, and medical students to facilitate medicine and science exposure, promote leadership development, and provide mentorship opportunities for Black and Latino high school and undergraduate students. Mentoring is an essential component to professional and career development, and is a key pillar in the mission of BLMiM. BLMiM seeks to provide mentorship opportunities in order to facilitate the development of professional relationships needed to provide guidance and support for our students’ academic endeavors, while inspiring interest in careers in medicine and science. 

Visit the BLMiM website for SLiM program updates.

SLiM Program 2021

Week 1: "Stop the Bleed
  • Date/Time: Sunday, March 7th, 1-2:30PM
  • Facilitators: Robert Curran

Week 2: "A Day in Internal Medicine, Naloxone Training"
  • Date/Time: Sunday, March 14th, 1-2:30 pm
  • Facilitator: Dr. Christopher Gonzalez, Dr. Johnathan Avery

Week 3: "A Day in Gross Anatomy"
  • Date/Time: Sunday, March 21st, 1-2:30 pm
  • Facilitator: Dr. Estomih Mtui

Week 4: "Public Health Advocacy and the COVID-19 Pandemic"
  • Date/Time: Sunday, March 28th, 1-2:30 pm
  • Facilitator: Dr. Kevin Holcomb

Week 5: "A Day in Sports Medicine"
  • Date/Time: Sunday, April 11th, 1-2:30 pm
  • Facilitator: Dr. Answorth Allen, Dr. Riley Williams, Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu

Week 6: "Financing Higher Education and PrIMES Program"
  • Date/Time: Sunday, April 18th, 1-2:30 pm
  • Facilitator: Alicia Stewart, MBA, Dr. Annaclaire Brodnick

​​Week 7: "A Day in Surgery, Suture Training"
  • Date/Time: Sunday, April 25th, 1-2:30 pm
  • Facilitator: Dr. Ade Obayemi, Dr. Kevin Holcomb

Week 8: "BLMiM 3rd Annual Conference, Representation: A Matter of Life and Death."

2019 Curriculum

Meet and Greet.Monday, March 11th. 6:30-8:30pm

Belfer Research Building, 413 E. 69th St. New York, NY 10021 

 

National Museum of Afro American History and Culture. Sunday, March 17th 7am-8pm

Weill Cornell Medical Campus, 1300 York Ave (Corner of 69thand York) New York, NY 10065

*Plan to arrive by 7:30am at the latest as bus leaves PROMPTLYat 8am

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Week 1: A Day in Internal Medicine.Sunday, March 24th  1-4pm

Weill Cornell Medical Campus, 1300 York Ave (Corner of 69thand York Ave) New York, NY 10065

Facilitator: Maurice Hinson, MD

 

Week 2: A Day in Obstetrics and Gynecology.Sunday, March 31st  1-4pm

Weill Cornell Medical Campus, 1300 York Ave (Corner of 69thand York Ave) New York, NY 10065

Facilitator: Kevin Holcomb, MD

 

Week 3: A Day in Research.Sunday, April 7th   1-4pm

Weill Cornell Medical Campus, 1300 York Ave (Corner of 69thand York Ave) New York, NY 10065

Facilitator: Said Ibrahim, MD MBA MPH

 

Week 4: A Day in Gross Anatomy.Sunday, April 14th 1-4pm

Weill Cornell Medical Campus, 1300 York Ave (Corner of 69thand York Ave) New York, NY 10065

Facilitator: Estomih P. Mtui, MD

 

Week 5: A Day in Social and Financial Literacy.Sunday, April 21st  1-4pm

Weill Cornell Medical Campus, 1300 York Ave (Corner of 69thand York Ave) New York, NY 10065

Facilitator: Matt Aaron CFP (Financial Literacy); BLMiM (Implicit Bias)

 

Week 6: BLMiM 2ndAnnual Conference.Saturday, April 27th  1-4pm

Weill Cornell Medical Campus, 1300 York Ave (Corner of 69thand York Ave) New York, NY 10065

*SLiM participants are expected to attend the conference

 

Week 6: A Day in General Surgery.Sunday, April 28th 8am-12pm

Weill Cornell Medical Campus, 1300 York Ave (Corner of 69thand York Ave) New York, NY 10065

Facilitator: Anthony Watkins, MD and the Society for Black Academic Surgeons

 

Guest Speakers

Matt Aaron Jr., CFP

Founder Aaron Financial

 

Maurice D. Hinson, MD

Founder, BLMiM

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Division of Observation Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

NYU Langone Tisch

 

Kevin Holcomb, MD

Faculty Advisor, BLMiM

Vice Chairman of Gynecology

Director of Gynecologic Oncology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Weill Cornell Medicine

 

Said Ibrahim MD, MPH, MBA

Vice Chair for Strategy & Development

Founding Chief, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science & Innovation

Department of Healthcare Policy and Research

Weill Cornell Medicine

 

Estomih P. Mtui, MD

Chief, Division of Anatomy

Professor of Clinical Anatomy in Radiology

Department of Radiology

Weill Cornell Medicine

 

Anthony Watkins, MD

Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Division of Transplant Surgery

Department of Surgery

Weill Cornell Medicine

 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065