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 trudge 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’m a young, Black man working to become a physician as well as the fact that I’m 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. Born in Boston, raised in Virginia and attended college at the University of Miami. I am now a fourth-year medical student at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. How did I end up going from Miami to Winston-Salem you ask? Beats me. I’m just vibin’ on this ride we call life.

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

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

Melanites: #MelanitesMen Feature Series

KevinMD: How A Symbol Influenced This Patient Encounter

MD & Esquire: The Power of a Symbol

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

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

Wake Forest SOM’s Office of Philanthropy: Scholarship Video Feature

And last but not least, here’s a link to a parody I penned some time ago. I was inspired by Drake and Step 1. Just to warn you, there’s a good chance you’ll laugh. 😂

Y’all Be Blessed!


  1. willeycrackback · December 1, 2016

    yoooooo it’s your boys Willey and gmuck you’re the best tutor ever

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rita Griffin · May 6, 2016

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Black Man, M.D. · May 6, 2016

      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!


  3. thedoctorjb · May 1, 2016

    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!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Black Man, M.D. · May 1, 2016

      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!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Jesús Payán · March 29, 2016

    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!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Black Man, M.D. · March 30, 2016

      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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