Building a Diverse Health Care System

Community Outreach
Cultural and Social Activities 1x per term Spring 2023
Summer Camp 1 x per year Summer 2023
Black Men in White Coats 1 x per year April 2023
SHE Leads the Way 1 x per year Fall 2023
Meet Your Health Professionals ongoing Spring 2023

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Select the Volunteer Opportunities button to sign up to volunteer. 

One-On-One Mentoring

Mentoring Select the Mentoring button to sign up for mentoring.

Real-Life Experiences
Hands-on Labs ongoing Spring 2023
Shadowing ongoing TBD
Internship ongoing TBD
Hospital Tours ongoing Spring 2023

Campus Tours  Select the Campus Tours button to sign up for a campus tour

Educational Support
Tutoring ongoing Spring 2023 
Building Success Program  monthly Spring 2023
College Readiness Workshop  ongoing Spring 2023


TUTORING Select the Tutoring button for more information on Tutoring with Baptist University HealthCore.

Baptist University is committed to building a diverse health care system. Baptist University, along with Baptist Memorial Health Care, is building community programming designed to build success in our Mid-South and surrounding area youth. 

Join us for our monthly virtual events, and large special events designed to empower middle-school and high school aged students interested in a career in health care. 

Register for Black Men In White Coats: Building Diverse Health Care Professionals

Baptist Health Sciences University is hosting the Black Men in White Coats event for students in middle school, high school and college.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Deadline to Register: Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m. (Participation is free, but space is limited and registration may close early.)
Location: Baptist Health Sciences University, 1003 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 (free parking is available in the Dudley Street parking garage across the street on Monroe Ave.)

Explore your future in medicine. The Black Men in White Coats program gives participants “permission to be great.” It is designed to inspire middle school, high school, college and graduate students interested in pursuing health care careers in medicine or administrative support. From physicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and advanced practice practitioners to medical information technology, marketing, legal services and human resources, there are many options available to students.

During this free, in-person event, students will be introduced to health care professionals, job opportunities, mentoring programs and opportunities to work with community organizations to advance their health care careers. Participants will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with health care professionals, participate in live lab demonstrations and learn how to access resources available in their community.

We hope to see you there!


If you have questions about this event, please send an email to or

Watch the trailer for the Black Men in White Coats movie and view a recap of Baptist’s 2018 Black Men in White Coats event.

SHE Leads the Way 

Baptist’s SHE (Science, Health, Empowerment) Leads the Way is designed to introduce middle school, high school and college-aged young women to the world of science and health care through empowerment. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to meet leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and gain practical assistance in expanding their education and reaching their goals through monthly sessions with Baptist Health Sciences University. This event will be held in the coming months. More information to be added soon. 


Monthly Community Programming

Each month, Baptist University will feature a seminar with the focus of building a diverse health care system. Check here often for event info and RSVP information.



Lilian A. Nyindodo, Ph.D., MPH.

Chair, Biomedical Sciences Program

Associate Professor of Biology

BMHCC COVID-19 Contact Tracing & Epidemiology

Baptist Health Sciences University


God's Blessings

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11