The Bay Area's Inaugural Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit

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The Bay Area's Inaugural Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit

GET THERE EARLY!! CHECK-IN OPENS AT 8:15AM Join us for an exciting day of mentorship & exposure

By Black Men In White Coats

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 1 · 8:15am - 3pm PDT


Merritt College 12500 Campus Drive Oakland, CA 94619

About this event

  • 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket


Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Northern California UME-GME

Join us for an exciting day of mentorship, hands-on activities and networking as we strengthen the future of health care. Middle school and high school students (All Genders in grades 6 through 12), college students, post baccalaureate students, parents, educators, healthcare professionals and community leaders are all welcome!

About this event

Kaiser Permanente and the Black Men in White Coats Youth Organization seeks to provide underrepresented minority youth with exposure to the medical field through the following:

  • robust discussion topics led by content experts
  • activities with dynamic speakers and diverse physician panelists
  • educational breakout sessions covering an array of topics including: networking skills, study skills workshops, total health, support for parents & educational guidance from local counselors

Black Men in White Coats started in 2013 in response to an alarming report that highlighted the decreasing number of black men applying to medical school. We have worked closely with medical schools, high schools, and physicians to provide inspiration and mentorship to our youth who may be interested in healthcare as a profession.

We are continuing this work in April by bringing students, educators, parents, physicians, and community leaders together for a full day summit! Over the course of the day, students will engage in hands-on activities and network with healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds. The goal is to inspire and show them that there are people who look like them in this field, and if we can do it, they can do it.

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente residency and fellowship programs and medical student rotation opportunities, visit our website:

***All guests attending the youth summit are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Masks are required for guests who are unvaccinated and optional for guests who are vaccinated.

***Tickets for this event are limited and will not be available once sold out. If the event is sold out, participants may be added to the waitlist.

**Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided***

Black Men In White Coats T-Shirts may be purchased in advance at (allow 1 month for delivery)


***By attending the event you agree to have your voice and likeness recorded and distributed for promotional and educational purposes.  Furthermore, all participants under the age of 18 must be registered by their parent or legal guardian.  Participants 13 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or their designated chaperone while at the summit.

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