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Our History

Minority Men in Medicine started in Spring 2009 as a weekly study hall from 4-8 pm where minority, male medical students would convene with their undergraduate counterparts to develop personal relationships, offer advice, and foster their interest in medicine. We soon gained the attention and support of the late Mr. Larry Keith and several faculty members who would give informal discussions about their personal history and experiences in medicine. More recently, we have branched out to include pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, and other allied health professions. We have also held workshops (MCAT, personal statements, mock interviews, etc.), community service projects, and have invited over 20 faculty speakers. This year, we hope to become an official UNC organization and incorporate as a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Our Founders

Seun Omofoye

As a 2006 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and minor in Chemistry, Seun continued his training and earned a Master's in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University before entering medical school at UNC in 2007. Neurosurgery is Seun's passion, and he is currently taking the year off to do clinical research before applying to residency. In his own words:

"My life and medical education have been enriched through the creation of the MMM.  I empathize with the lack of educational  and
mentorship opportunities that sometimes hinder the achievement of minority students... Physicians are often looked up to, not only to help others through medications and operations, but as someone who can contribute to the improvement of their community in different dimensions."

Michael D. Kelso, Jr.

Michael is a 2004 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Biology. He has an extensive background in translational research and has an interest in pursuing a career in oncology and global health. This year, he will be graduating from UNC-SOM and entering residency in Internal Medicine.  In his own words:

"Through my participation in MMM, I have realized that my accomplishments are not the result my own talents and willpower alone. There have been individuals whom have stood in the gap, along the way, and have cleared a path for me to pursue my passion for medicine. I know that I am no better than anyone else, and I believe that every patient or aspiring student deserves a fighting chance to make his/her life better."

Kevin Gray

Kevin is a 2009 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Biology. He currently works with  NC Health Careers Access Program at UNC.