2022 Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit Video
In 2022, Summa Health offered a Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit in partnership with Black Men in White Coats. Although the name is different for 2023, the learning objectives remain the same. Students will have plenty of time to engage and learn about medicine and healthcare through hands-on activities.
About the Summit
In partnership with other local health systems, Summa Health recognizes that many patients across the United States, including Greater Akron, face health inequity. These inequities include a lack of access to care and thus suffering worse health outcomes from preventable and manageable conditions.
A well-studied strategy to reduce disparities is diversifying the healthcare workforce to improve the quality of care for all patients. To diversify the workforce, supportive services such as representation, access and mentorship are effective strategies for aspiring students.
The development of the Future Healthcare Leaders’ Summit aligns with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) efforts to motivate, diversify, and engage the next generation of healthcare professionals.
What to Expect
Throughout the Summit, you will network with area physicians, learn more about a career in healthcare and participate in various interactive activities to stimulate your interest in medicine.
The Future Healthcare Leaders’ Summit aims to:
- Provide a behind-the-scenes look at training as a future physician to reinforce the importance of science.
- Connect students with community physicians from shared backgrounds and experiences.
- Promote greater individual health literacy and improved understanding of health maintenance and healthcare delivery.
Welcome to the Future Healthcare Leaders' Summit. We are glad you’re here. Below is the agenda for today’s Summit.
Location: University of Akron Student Union
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|9:45 a.m.||Greetings / Registration||Lobby of the Student Union|
|10:10 a.m.||Welcome||Ballroom A|
|10:35 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Hands-On Breakout Sessions||Various Rooms|
|12:15 p.m.||Keynote Speaker/ Mentoring Lunch||Ballroom A|
Several doctors from the Greater Akron community are joining us today, including:
Summa Health Physicians
Leeanne Fagan, M.D.
Dr. Fagan is an emergency medicine chief resident at Summa Health. She is a former educator and alum of Teach For America. She received her Doctor of Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine.
Eric Kiza, D.O.Dr. Kiza is an internal medicine resident physician at Summa Health and a Clinical Instructor of Pathology at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Jude Meniru, M.D.Dr. Meniru is an internal medicine resident at Summa Health. He received his Doctor of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
Jeanne Nwagwu, D.O.Dr. Nwagwu is an obstetrics/gynecology resident at Summa Health. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Chaucola Pleasant, M.D.Dr. Pleasant is an internal medicine resident at Summa Health. She received her Doctor of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Received her master’s in regulatory biology at Cleveland State University.
Lorraine Walters, D.O.Dr. Walters is an obstetrics and gynecology physician at Summa Health. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Theron Andrus, D.O.
Dr. Andrus is an emergency medicine physician at Summa Health. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University Heritage Colle of Osteopathic Medicine.
George Ilodi, D.O.Dr. George E. Ilodi is an internal medicine hospitalist physician. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently the USACS medical director of the hospitalist program at Akron City Hospital-Summa Health Systems.
Gregory Hill, D.O., FAOAO
Dr. Gregory Hill is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in hand surgery, upper extremity surgery, microsurgical reconstruction, and general orthopedics. He earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH.
Koye A. Oyerinde, M.D., DrPH, FAAPDr. Oyerinde is a pediatrician at AxessPointe Community Health Centers. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Obafemi Awolowo University and his Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cleveland Clinic – Akron General
Carl Allamby, M.D.Dr. Allamby is an emergency medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed his emergency medicine residency at Akron General.
Nkosi Mason, M.D.Dr. Nkosi H. Mason is a general surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Titus Sheer, M.D., MBADr. Sheers is an internist at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine
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.
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 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.