January 12, 2019 was the date of a new collaborative effort between the Department of Diversity and Inclusion at EVMS, our medical society and 200+ Men. Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men is a local organization that promotes education, economic development and justice, and community betterment. They started in 1997 and currently have mentoring programs for young African American males. The seminar entitled “Pathways to Medicine” included mini cases presented by minority male students at EVMS; a talk by Dr. Thomas Kimble, Assistant Dean of Admissions at EVMS and a Financing Education workshop for the parents presented by Reginald Corinaldi, president of Financial Security Management.
The interaction between the male mentees aged 13 and up and the male medical students was priceless. Dr. Frederick Quarles and Dr. Imhotep Carter represented our medical society presenting the welcome and a “Journey in Medicine” respectively.