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Black Men in White Coats

The mission of Black Men in White Coats is to increase the number of black men in the field of medicine through exposure, inspiration and mentoring.


Welcome to the first annual Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit in Akron. We are so excited you’re here.


Welcome to the Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit. We are glad you’re here. Below is the agenda for today’s Summit.

Location: University of Akron Student Union
Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

9:45 a.m. Greetings / Registration  Lobby of the Student Union
10:10 a.m. Welcome: Tracy Carter and Dr. Marcus Wooten
The occasion: Dr. Cliff Deveny
The rationale:  Dr. Cindy Kelley
Introduction of Keynote: Tracy Carter
 Ballroom A 
10:20 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Atta  Ballroom A
10:35 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Break-out session instructions
Groups let to first station

Break-out stations 1-6

Station 1: Invasion!

  • IV Station
  • Suturing
  • Stop the bleed

Station 2: Not so primary care

  • Intubation
  • CPR
  • Virus spread (glo-germ)

Station 3: Bones!

  • Casting
  • Light box
  • Bone anatomy - skeleton

Station 4: Ob/GYN

  • Noelle doll table
  • Blood pressure table

Station 5: Anatomy Academy

  • Eyeball
  • Liver 
  • Femur

Station 6: It Takes a Village

  • Students rotate through the exhibitor tables


 Various Rooms
12:15 p.m. Trauma Simulation  Ballroom A (stage)
12:30 p.m.

Mentoring Lunch

Black Men White Coats panel

 Ballroom A
1:30 p.m.

Closing: Tracy Carter and Marcus Wooten

Group Picture

 Ballroom A

Doctor Bios

Several doctors from the Greater Akron community are joining us today, including:

Summa Health Physicians


Western Reserve


Cleveland Clinic – Akron General


What is medical school?

Are you interested in learning more about medical school? Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Medicine is one of the best medical schools in Ohio.

The College of Medicine at NEOMED is in its fifth decade of developing physicians as transformational leaders. Many of their students focus on primary care in underserved areas, taking advantage of our impressive lineup of affiliated teaching hospitals and facilities tied to health systems and major universities.

Others are equally prepared in such specialties as surgery, pediatrics and psychiatry and are in demand by the world’s best health systems.

Learn more about College of Medicine at NEOMED.

University of Akron

Before applying to medical school, you must receive a Bachelor’s degree. At the University of Akron, Pre-Medicine is an option to pursue your medical education. Read more information.

Summa Health

Summa Health is committed to improving the total health of the communities we serve through coordinated care and population health management. And as our community continues to change and evolve, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is more important than ever.

Are you interested in working in healthcare? Summa Health offers several career development programs. Find out more.

We welcome you to take a look at the job opportunities at Summa Health. Search our job listings.

Student National Medical Association

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

Find out more about SNMA


Options to Request an Appointment

If your situation is an emergency, call 911.