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Our History

The National Society of Black Women in Medicine, formerly known as Black Women in Medicine Inc., was founded on the campus of Florida State University on October 14th 2017 by Amber Balkcom and Ashlei Phillips. The two students had the idea on a walk back to the campus library. They both agreed that there was a need for more representation of minority women in medicine and scientific disciplines. That night in lieu of studying Amber typed up the mission statement of Black Women in Medicine with Ashlei by her side designing the infamous logo. They were prepared to take on a new challenge that later transformed into a movement.

our mission

The National Society of Black Women in Medicine

is a multi-disciplined organization that works to
increase the recruitment and retention of Black
women pursuing broad careers in medicine, while
simultaneously promoting the advancement of those already established in these fields.


The National Society of Black Women in Medicine is committed to supporting current and future healthcare professionals and scientists in efforts to
combat educational and professional racial inequities by promoting attainability through educational resources, unity, and mentorship.

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