"The number of Black men in medical school has declined over the past 40 years. Numerous studies have shown that a diverse physician workforce is necessary to increase healthcare access and life expectancy for minority populations. Currently, Black men have the lowest life expectancy of any population group. The life expectancy of Black men decreased by 3 years during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Register to hear from a virtual panel of HMS students regarding Black male underrepresentation in medicine. Our panelists have a wide array of interests ranging from health inequalities for incarcerated individuals to pipeline programs and policy.
George Hutchins, MS3
GeorgePatrick (George) J. Hutchins is a third year MD-PhD student at HMS pursuing graduate studies in sociology. He intends to practice either internal medicine or emergency medicine and engage in academic scholarship that explores the deleterious health consequences of living in a carceral state. At Harvard, George has served as the pipeline coordinator for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Co-President of Hope Medical Scholars, and student tutor for the Hinton Scholars Program. He currently serves as a research assistant in the Liberation Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, focused on addressing health equity for incarcerated individuals. His research and community endeavors focus on centering and empowering the voices of those who have been marginalized
Jowan Watson, MS1
Jowan is a current first year med student at HMS. He is from Miami, FL and his current interests are within pediatric surgical specialties. At HMS, Jowan is currently the co-recruitment chair for SNMA and the co-recruitment chair for Hope Scholars. Outside of HMS, Jowan is a guitar teacher and avid video game enthusiast.
Terrance Mensah, MS3
Terrance is a current 3rd-year medical student at HMS. He is interested in applying to Anesthesiology for residency after graduating medical school. At HMS, Terrance has worked on projects examining the intersection between health and policy, and how legislation can be used to address racial health disparities. When he’s not studying or doing research, Terrance enjoys personal fitness and playing sports with friends.
Victor Owoseni, MS3
Victor is a current 3rd-year medical student at HMS. Clinically, he is interested in critical care through either Anesthesiology or Emergency Medicine. While in medical school, Victor has supported work to build sustainable health systems in sub-Saharan Africa and advocated for increased representation of Black physicians at HMS and beyond. In his free time, Victor likes to sing, engage with literature through reading and creating writing, and spend time with his friends.
Register for Virtual Panel HERE – Open to All Students"