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, earned my medical degree from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and completed both my residency training and Chief Resident year in Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina. I am now one of the first-year Pediatric Nephrology fellows at Emory University. 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!

34 thoughts on “About Black Man, M.D.

  1. I am a 61 yr old Mother just now coming into the 21st century of electronic technology. What’s a Blog? J.k.
    I searching for ways to support, mentally and physically my son who is entering Medical School. I look forward to learning and cheering you on.

    1. Haha wow, this is so awesome. I sincerely appreciate you for considering me as a method of support for your son! Whenever I hear of something like this, it gives me renewed energy and further purpose in documenting my journey in medicine. Medical school is by no means easy, but it is certainly doable. Just let your son know that at the end of the day, his experience will be what he makes it and that although he won’t be fully able to control what happens to him, he’ll always have control on how he responds to it!

  2. I’ve read many of your blog posts and I enjoy reading about your experiences. I think you’re a great example for the younger generation of Black men. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks so much, this means so much to me!! I really appreciate your gracious words and I’m happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed reading about my experiences!

  3. WOW BROTHA! Just WOW! Please keep up the great work and continue inspiring other students of color and our young Black men to pursue their dreams! It is important for men to express themselves in a positive way such as blogging, journaling, or talking to a friend. Society tells us otherwise but it is nice to see you break down walls! Much Love and Faith from your CHI Town Brother!

    1. Yo thanks a lot Jesús! That means a ton to me…you’re definitely right about the importance of men expressing themselves in a positive way and about how society tends to steer us away from that. I’ll keep doing what I can and I hope life has been treating you well!

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