Made for Medicine

The Made for Medicine Program

According to the AAMC 2019 Diversity in Medicine Facts and Figures report, African Americans make up only 5% of U.S. physician workforce, therefore, Made for Medicine serves as a programmatic solution to redress the underrepresentation of African Americans in the medical field. Made for Medicine is designed to support African American or Black middle and high school students with an interest in the field of medicine by providing them with critical foundational knowledge, hands-on learning, simulations, case study analyses, mentoring and more. The program is divided into 3 phases that include: Introduction to Medicine (Grades 6-7), Deeper Dive (Grades 8-9), and Commitment to Medicine (Grades 10-12). The goal of Made for Medicine is for participants to leave the program with solid preparation and commitment to pursuing a future career in medicine.

Are you Made for Medicine?

Join us this spring to learn if you are Made for Medicine. We’re opening the doors to our second cohort of 15 students in grades 6-7 who are interested in learning more about the medical field.

Phase 1: 6th & 7th Grade "Introduction to Medicine"

6-week course led by local expert physicians

  • Weeks 1-4: Three-Hour Student Sessions

  • Week 5: Parent Meeting

  • Week 6: White Coat Ceremony

Held in person at the Columbus Medical Association offices at 1390 Dublin Rd. Columbus 43215

Lunch and refreshments are provided during each session. Click here for information about Phases 2 and 3.

We’re excited to welcome students who meet the following eligibility:

6th and 7th grade African American or Black students who are enrolled in the 2021-2022 school year and attend a school in Franklin County.

Fill out the Student Interest Form to be added to our mailing list. 

Made for Medicine

Dr. Laura Espy-Bell | Lead Faculty
Emergency Medicine

Made for Medicine
Core Faculty

Dr. Christopher Brown
Dr. Michelle Golla

Dr. William “BJ” Hicks

Dr. Christen Johnson
Family Medicine

Dr. Joshua Joseph

Dr. Reversa Joseph

Dr. Maureen Joyner
Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jessica Motley
Sports Medicine

Made for Medicine


Erica Womack, PhD
Program Director


Bibiana Lagos
Administrative Coordinator