About Black Man, M.D.

Why did I decide to create “Black Man, M.D.”?

  • To help crush negative stereotypes.
  • To help air my thoughts out as I happily trudged thru medical school and to share my ongoing story with whoever cares to listen.
  • To help keep me sane throughout this brutal, yet rewarding journey.
  • To help quell the fears of many students out there who have dreams of obtaining a medical degree, but don’t know what to expect in medical school.
  • To help create an online presence for men, especially minority men, looking to enter the medical field.
  • To provide a unique and not-too-commonly heard perspective of medical school.
  • To provide a more optimistic outlook of life as a medical school student, in contrast to the negative reputation it commonly receives from a large number of people.
  • To prove that you can still live a great and exciting life even as a medical student. No need to make yourself miserable.
  • To try and catalyze positive thinking in the minds of the readers.
  • To represent the fact that I was a young, Black man working to become a physician as well as the fact that I was just like any other medical student with a story and a background.
  • To hopefully serve as some type of inspiration to the readers, whether or not they want to enter the medical field.
  • To provide a source of genuine entertainment for both myself and the readers.

Now as for myself, I’m a first-generation American with Cameroonian roots who was born in Boston and raised in Virginia. I attended college at the University of Miami and earned my medical degree from the Wake Forest School of Medicine. I am now a third-year Pediatric Resident at the University of North Carolina. Feel free to join me as I vibe on this ride we call life.

If you would like to reach me for whatever reason, feel free to contact me at inspire@blackmanmd.com. Or just leave a comment on any of my posts!

Below, you’ll find links that can connect you to some other websites that I’ve been featured on so far!

How They Asked: Erika & Christel’s Story

Melanites: #MelanitesMen Feature Series

KevinMD: How A Symbol Influenced This Patient Encounter

Daily Medicine Blog: Video Interview w/ Black Man, M.D.

Student Doctor Angela: Blogger Spotlight: Black Man, M.D.

Wake Forest SOM Office of Philanthropy: Scholarship Video Feature

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine: Future Doc Series

Melan-In-White Coats Podcast Interview: Cultivating Passions In Medical School

I AM CEO Podcast Interview: Physician Inspires Those Aspiring To Enter Healthcare Field

Coloring Health Policy Podcast Interview: Ending Racial Disparity With A Desire To Inspire

UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education: Residency Recruitment Video

And last but not least, here’s a link to a parody I penned early on in medical school. I was inspired by Drake and Step 1. Just to warn you, there’s a good chance you’ll laugh! 😂


34 thoughts on “About Black Man, M.D.

  1. Thank you for your blog, my son was one of your feature articles (Deandre). It takes a lot to for you guys to help others in the mist of your own journey. He is at the end of his M2 and preparing for M3. My prayers are for you and Deandre as well as others. Keep up the good work!!!

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  2. This a great blog! I am applying this cycle and Dr. Stephen Symes has helped me a lot!!! I enjoyed reading about his path. Thank you for this!

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    1. You’re very welcome! I’m happy to hear that you were able to gain something positive from the blog! Dr. Symes is an amazing person with a very warm heart; it’s so awesome that he continues to help so many people on their path in medicine. Thank you for your kind words and best of luck to you this cycle!!


  3. I love you post. My Son is Ann M2 at Boonshoft School of Medicine in Ohio. His best Friend since grade school is from Camaroon and is preparing to take the MCAT late spring. I sent him your Blog. Keep up the great work. #striveforgreatness

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    1. Thank you so much for your support and your kind words Ms. Halliburton! I really appreciate you! I hope that they are both doing well in school and that my blog helps them with whatever goals they are trying to achieve! Best of luck to the both of them! 🙂


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