A non-profit charitable organisation for the present and future African and Caribbean doctor.
In 2017, Melanin Medics began as a blog with the sole purpose of increasing the representation of African and Caribbeans in Medicine. The platform quickly grew and the need for an organisation providing support and positive representation was identified.
Today the organisation has grown significantly, reaching thousands of young people in the UK through outreach and hundreds of African and Caribbean current and future doctors. Melanin Medics has identified that Africans and Caribbeans in Medicine face a number of challenges on their career journeys and need to be better supported.
Melanin Medics provides practical support through a number of programmes, events, engagements, outreach, networking opportunities and mentorship in order to fulfil our mission and address what we perceive to be a pressing issues.
We envision a future where diversity in Medicine thrives and every person is able to fulfil their maximum potential irrespective of their race and socioeconomic background.
Our mission is to promote diversity in Medicine, widen aspirations and aid career progression through educational programmes, social empowerment and valuable resources.
future and current doctors to aim higher and attain excellence
future and current doctors with the knowledge and support needed to pursue careers in Medicine
the perception of
equality and diversity
Our Core Values
We are accountable to the people and partners we humbly serve, transparently sharing our activities, results, and developments.
Community is at the very core of what we do. Our work is made possible through the contributions of several volunteers, partners and supporters.
We focus on serving those around us who are in need and utilising our resources to support individuals on their career development and personal development journeys.
Since our establishment, we have been committed to fulfilling our aim of promoting diversity in medicine and working towards the actualisation of our vision.
We focus on implementing innovative and practical solutions to a high standard to maximise our impact and bring about necessary change.