MEET THE TEAM

The people behind BMS

Tolu

Co-founder of Black Medical Society

Junior Doctor in North London

University of Southampton (Class of 2020)

Interested in women's health, research and medical education 

"I co-founded BMS in 2017 to help tackle the underrepresentation of black students in UK medical schools. The NHS should represent the population it serves, and with the UK becoming increasingly diverse, those working in the NHS should too. Not only was the aim of BMS to aid black students in their desire to study medicine, but also to provide a network for black medical students and doctors to support one another, and to recognise and promote the achievements of the black British medical community."

Akosua

Junior Doctor in Aberdeen 

University of Aberdeen (Class of 2020)

Interested in Sports and Exercise Medicine 

Likes dancing, singing, watching movies and hosting events

Joined BMS to become a role model for black students, increase recognition of achievements of black medical professionals, to encourage networking and promote black excellence!

Atirola

3rd year at Leeds Medical School

Currently intercalating in International Health 

Interested in Surgery

Enjoys playing the piano, reading and God

Joined BMS as she realised that diversity within medical school could be improved and to level the playing field by educating and inspiring future medics. 

Elijah

4th year at Leeds Medical School

RAF sponsored 

Interested in Aviation Medicine or Trauma and Orthopaedics

Likes keeping fit and works as a PT

Joined BMS because he realised the need for representation within the UK,  connecting people and creating strength in unity.

Félicité

Junior doctor in West London (Wessex from August)

Imperial College London (Class of 2020) 

Interested in Infectious diseases and General Practice

Likes fitness, reading, travelling

Joined BMS because she discovered the importance of having representation within Medicine and wanted to become a part of the movement.

Kaobi

Junior doctor in the West Midlands

University of East Anglia (Class of 2020)

Interested in Radiology

Loves God, Nollywood and rice and stew.

Joined BMS due to the lack of representation throughout her medical journey - and if she could do something to help, why not do it?

Rachel

Junior doctor in Surrey 

University of Southampton (Class of 2020) 

Interested in Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine and Cardiology

Likes playing the piano, martial arts training, film and graphic design 

Joined BMS because representation is very important and wanted to encourage, support and mentor current and aspiring medical students to diversify the medical field

Stephen

Junior doctor in the West Midlands 

University of Liverpool (Class of 2020) 

Interested in General Practice and Emergency Medicine 

Likes sports and fitness, technology and philosophy 

Joined BMS because the lack of representation and mentorship opportunities he experienced during the application process and wanted to build a supporting community with a collective voice. 

Victoria

Junior doctor in West Norfolk 

University of East Anglia (Class of 2019)

Interested in Sports Medicine

Joined BMS to continue to empower and help others by providing guidance, unite black medical professionals and encourage social mobility within the community. She plans to do her part in educating, encouraging and informing young black people.

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