Who We Are
Melanin Medics is an organisation dedicated to supporting the community of African-Caribbean aspiring medics, medical students and medical professionals in the UK whilst tackling the underrepresentation of African-Caribbean’s in the Medical Field. The organisation has been focused to implement positive solutions which will help to overcome underrepresentation and socio-economic barriers in the medical profession.
According to HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency), three per cent of UK medical students were of African Caribbean Heritage in comparison to 35 per cent of medical students from BAME backgrounds.
Melanin Medics is made up of a team of UK African-Caribbean Doctors and Medical Students who have collectively recognised the underrepresentation of students of African-Caribbean origin in UK Medical Schools. We noticed that there ceased to be a platform which is promoting the cohesion of African-Caribbean Medical Students & Professionals; moreover there ceases to be a professional body which is implementing outreaches in primary and secondary education for students who would require mentorship for their medical school application. At Melanin Medics, we passionately believe in the importance of creating a platform which provides support, guidance and promotes a strong association between African-Caribbean medical students & qualified healthcare professionals so we proceeded to work towards addressing what we perceive to be a pressing issue.
aspiring medics, medical students and medical professionals to aim higher and attain excellence by highlighting the achievements of African-Caribbean medical professionals
and equip aspiring African-Caribbean Medics and current Medics with the knowledge
and support needed to
pursue careers in the Healthcare industry
the number of African-Caribbean Students pursuing careers in the medical field and provide a platform where medics can share their experiences and encourage one another