Service Day at MANNA
Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, our TSBMIM members have continued to serve the community in whichever ways have been possible including preparing and packing food at MANNA Philadelphia. While we are very excited to return to regular student activities and continue our other outreach and service projects we realize that the communities in need before the pandemic are still in need now. We are extremely grateful for MANNA welcoming us in to get some work done and look forward to returning soon!
Community Care Packages for homelessness protest encampment
TSBMIM members created and delivered care packages to community members in Philadelphia protesting the housing crisis. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations allowing us to go back to deliver more essential supplies and meals!
Book Bag Drive
Last weekend we had the pleasure of collaborating with the Danny Rumph Foundation and Men Who Care for a School Supply/Grocery Giveaway in Germantown, PA.
Being able to help communities that surround us is essential to us as future physicians, so we want to thank everyone one of our members and colleagues for participating in this event. If you would like to be involved, Men Who Care hosts these giveaways every Saturday morning at 10am!
Pathway to Residency Panel
Our 2nd Panel, " Pathway to Residency" had a phenomenal turnout and was a great panel for all students trying to learn more on what it takes to become a competitive applicant for a residency program.
We were very fortunate to have Dr. Orlando Kirton, Dr. Michael On’Gele, and Dr. Jamiela McDonnough as our guest panel speakers.
Dr. Kirton serves as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Jefferson Abington. Dr. McDonnough is a general surgery resident at Jefferson Abington, and Dr On’Gele is an anesthesiology resident at Penn Medicine.
The three of them discussed important topics pertaining to entry into residency, their journey as a physician, and advice on how to approach Board Exam preparation.
Pathway to Medical School Panel
Our first panel, “Pathway to Medical School” had a great turnout! It was both very informative and extremely helpful to those who are currently, or will be, in the application cycle for medical schools. The panel discussed topics such as letters of recommendation, interview tips, diversity and inclusion, and much more!
We want to thank all of our panelists for coming out and sharing their wise words of wisdom and advice!
Dr. Deneen Hendrick, DO
Melanie Cosby, PhD
Leon McCrea II, MD
Stay tuned for our next panel focusing on what makes a competitive applicant for medical school!
MLK Day of Service
On January 20th we had the honor of collaborating in a community health fair at the 46th Street Baptist Church! Members were able to assist in health screenings and health education while meeting members of the community and educating young students in the church about healthcare and different careers! Thank you to The 46th Street Baptist Church and G.E.N.E.S Usciences for welcoming our organization!
Tri State Black Men in Medicine Hosted its Introductory Brunch at University of the Sciences on October 13th. The turnout was amazing and members got a chance to introduce themselves and network while also hearing many valuable stories by our physician members!