We are Elevating The Bronx Health Leaders of Today & Tomorrow
By providing mentoring, leadership opportunities, and academic guidance, BxCHL alumni have been able to matriculate to schools such as NYU, Einstein, and Cornell. Join us as we make a difference in the lives of Bronxites and the diversity in medicine!
The Bronx Community Health Leaders aim to create a peer support group that facilitates networking, provides guidance and mentoring, engages in community service, and helps develop the leadership skills essential to becoming a health care provider.
What started off as a small group of five volunteers has developed into an organization that is committed to fighting the health disparities waged against our neighborhoods and further promoting the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in medicine.
Leaders play an important role in daily clinic activities, volunteering as patient navigators, patient educators and community health advocates.
Pioneers in Medicine
A leader in the medical field presents on his or her path to health care, what made him or her choose that career, and tips for future health professionals.
Aside from providing volunteer opportunities in the Montefiore Family Health Center, BxCHL holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm. These meetings focus on providing a space where we can reflect, learn more about the healthcare field, and develop our leadership skills.
First Tuesday of the Month
"Pioneers in Medicine"
A leader in healthcare walks us through his or her career path, what convinced them to choose their field, and provides us with any advice that can catapult us forward.
*Open to the public*
Leadership Development Workshop
Mentor and Program Director Juan Robles, MD hosts workshops on how we can develop into Leaders in our clinic, community, and beyond!
Second and Third Tuesday
BxCHL members present to the group on a health-related topic of their choice. This provides us the opportunity to hone in on our leadership and presenting skills.
What Our Leaders Say
"Being part of BxCHL has provided me with the opportunity to impact my community through advocacy, patient education and wellness groups. I have gained a family composed of my peers, doctors, and health center staff. For the first time as a premedical student I feel a new sense of self-efficacy and support."
- Noelia Melo, Future Doctor