Building a Diverse Health Care System

BaptistU HealthCORE

Community Outreach

Baptist Sponsored Cultural and Social Activities

Participation in Baptist Sponsored Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Camp

One-On-One Mentoring

Pairing mentors and mentees (Sign Up)

Real-Life Experiences

Hands-on Labs

Shadowing- TBD

Campus and Hospital Tours

Educational Support


Building Success Program

College Readiness Workshops

Entrance exam prep

Math Bridge Program- TBD


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. 

Black Men In White Coats

Baptist is helping to build more diversity in health care and providing students with the opportunity to explore careers in medicine through Black Men in White Coats: Building Diverse Health Care Professionals. Middle school, high school and college students interested in working in health care as a professional or in a support role may register to attend this free event.

The Black Men in White Coats Video Series and mentoring program is designed to inspire middle school, high school and college students interested in pursuing health care careers.

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with professionals and take a guided tour of Baptist Health Sciences University (BHSU). This event will also include a boxed lunch and panel discussion with Baptist’s health care professionals and BHSU faculty, an introduction to the new BHSU HealthCORE community outreach and mentoring program, and information on future mentoring opportunities and community groups. Please join us at our next event in 2023. More information to follow. 

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.

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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 (Ogari), Ph.D., MPH.

Chair, Biomedical Sciences Program

Associate Professor of Biology

BMHCC COVID-19 Contact Tracing & Epidemiology

Baptist Health Sciences University


God's Blessings

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever admirable –if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.

Philippians 4:8