The Ohio State University
Meet The Brothers
Welcome to the home of the BMIM Ohio State Chapter. Scroll down to meet some of our current and alumni members in the organization. In addition you will see some of our community involvement, learn about our annual and speciality programs in aim to spread our message and impact our communities
Evans Osuji was born and raised in Maplewood, NJ to two immigrant Nigerian parents. He completed his undergraduate degree at James Madison University majoring in Health Science. During his career there, he assumed positions as the captain of the football team, team representative for the Student Advisory Athletic Committee (SAAC), and was a Cellular Biology Teaching Assistant, while juggling the academic load of a major in Health Sciences. He was able to see tangible change through mentorship in the lives of a rurally and underserved population of predominantly black and Hispanic children, so he often volunteered with these communities. He has since become passionate about mentorship and aspires to be a role model in his community whom younger minority students may turn to for guidance.
Upon graduating he later completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and joined the executive board with the Network for African American Fellows (NAAF) to further push his mission of increasing the prevalence of African Americans in STEM. He is currently a second-year medical student at The Ohio State College of Medicine and hopes to leverage some of his unique life experiences in medicine to inspire the next generation of young black men in medicine.
Kenneth Clark hails from Greenburg, Pennsylvania and is now a second-year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. A graduate of Washington & Jefferson College (W&J), Kenneth studied Biochemistry and Religious Studies. During his time in undergrad, Kenneth was elected as the first Black Student Body President of W&J his senior year. He also served as President of the Black Student Union and was a member of the Charles West Scholars, a program designed to help facilitate a successful college experience for Black students on campus.
Before enrolling in the College of Medicine, Kenneth worked as an Assistant Director of Admission at his alma mater, assisting high school students in navigating the transition into college. From a young age, Kenneth’s passion has been with his community. He has been an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), serving as President of the Youth & College Division of Pennsylvania and the Youth Council of his local branch from 2018 to 2019. In this role, he helped develop initiatives surrounding physical and mental health, education, and advocating for Black youth and young adults.
When Kenneth’s not studying you can find him listening to, writing, and performing music ranging from classical to gospel to hip-hop, as well as reading books on productivity, education, and wellness.
Kenneth's medical interests include orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, and obstetrics & gynecology.
MD Class of 2023
(Left t0 right):
Jovan Pierre, Thomas Mengesha.
MD Class of 2024
(First Row L to R): Justice Sanders, Deshaun Ragland, Kenneth Clark, Ona Kola-Kehinde.
(Second Row L to R): Amday Wolde, Evans Osuji, Jacarri Tollette, Alim Habib
Post Match Panel
Our annual post match panel is an excellent event for our graduating seniors to share their experiences about the residency match process. Each speciality places a different emphasis on certain aspects of the ERAS application and interview process, so it's always a pleasure to hear it first hand from the brand new incoming residents. This event also serves as a moment to celebrate all of their major accomplishments. After all, we have new doctors in the house!
Calling all pre-medical students, we host a premedical seminar detailing the steps to medical school and how to set yourself up for success. We provide insight into study strategies, medical school application advice and interview tips to help you land your institution of interest.
Keys To An MD
Please join us for our annual BMIM discussion filled with hidden gems about what it takes to be a successful physician.
We feature a variety of specialities discussing a wide range of topics both inside and outside the medical profession.
The national African American Wellness walk is an initiative that begin in 2004. This event is aimed to encourage preventative healthcare that can be acquired through physical activity and health screenings, both of which are performed at this annual event. The brothers of this BMIM chapter volunteer for this event by performing health screenings, providing health education and standing in solidarity with those who desire to make better health choices.
BMIM BBQ EVENT
The BMIM BBQ is our annual outdoor event aimed to promote fellowship amongst the BMIM group and student body at large. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a day of bbq, card games, music and an all around great vibe. We hope to see you there!
Brothers In Arms
BMWC Screening and Panel
A stimulating event that incorporated a screening of the Black Men in White Coats Documentary. The film touches on the lack of diversity in medicine, steps toward change and unique narratives from minorities in medicine. This film screening was followed by a much needed dissection of the documentary and shared experiences from several black men in medicine at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Childrens' Hospital.
White Coats For Black Lives
In response to the killing of George Floyd and the countless racial injustices that occurred during this time, our organization stood in protest at the State House in Columbus, Ohio. This was just one act of many to combat the racial injustices seen nationwide.
Medical Doctors On Deck
The Lebron James I-promise school is an Akron public school dedicated to educating disadvantage students from the surrounding community. As part of a HEADSUP curriculum, Black Men in Medicine aids with educational classes and mentorship to students at this school.
Mentor Me is an OSU organization aimed to provide longitudinal support, advice, and exposure to underrepresented high school students interested in medical careers through medical student and faculty mentorship and educational meetings.
Introduction: This week we would like to highlight Jovan Pierre, he is a third year medical student interested in Radiology. He attended Morehouse College for his undergraduate education.
Born: Miami, Florida
Positive Impact: Plans to be a servant leader bringing light to health disparities, being receptive to cultural sensitivities and engaging in equitable health practices.
Desired Superpower: Photographic memory, so he could remember everyone's name and never have to do Anki #Medschoollife
Bet you didn't know: He has played chess since age 5, hit him up if you want the smoke!
Advice: 1. The primitive sign of wanting is trying to get, so remain steadfast and laser-focused in your pursuit of medicine. 2. Try to absorb as much information as possible from mentors, other students and physicians. 3. Frequently, revisit what drove you to become a physician.
Favorite Pandemic Activity: Learn how to cook and catch up on books.
Future Physician Friday
We have so many talented student doctors at Ohio State and medical schools nationwide. This monthly spotlight gives us a chance to share some of their background with the community at large. We feature all years ranging from 4th year medical students to 1st year medical students. If you would like to be considered for our spotlight feature, click the link below and tell us about yourself. We would love to know more about you and your dreams to impact the world. Below there is also a link to our Instagram and twitter page where you can stay up to date on the latest activities and events with Black Men In Medicine.
BMIM Executive Boards