--accomplishments of overall group in past 3 years
Since our inception in 2014, our team has grown from a small group of 6 to a family of over 50. We started our program with weekly clinic volunteering at the Family Health Center clinic. However, since then we have implemented projects such was gardening, WANY, Makerspace, weight loss group, and many more. Leaders are free to create programs in our group as long as they have a plan, execution, and group to create the program. We have also extended our services beyond the clinic walls, participating in health fairs, donating to shelters, presenting posters at medical conferences, and advocating for social reform.
Since the COVID 19 pandemic, our program has transitioned online. We still hold weekly meetings virtually and have created new volunteering opportunities such as community service, virtual journal clubs, virtual book clubs, application support groups, MCAT study groups, food pantry, and much more. As we transition to in-person volunteering, our leaders creativity and strength continues to push us forward!
BxCHL is still completely student-led. Aside from volunteer opportunities, we also provide administrative roles for our members to serve as coordinators, a great way to have a chance to lead our group!
Four coordinators run our daily operations, serving as administrators for program activities while overseeing admission into our program. Our co-director, Dr. Robles, guides the coordinators in these roles by advising their delegation strategies and providing feedback on their decision-making. The coordinators meet on a weekly basis to discuss events and review weekly planning. Coordinators are elected for a period of 6 month and get the chance to implement changes and advancements in BxCHLs' operation.
Our Leaders have graduated college and attended Master’s programs. We have over 30 Leaders in top medical schools such as Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, New York Medical College, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Upstate Medical University and the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba. We are proud to have had two of our Leaders, Mustapha Touray and Nabilah Night, be part of the first cohort to matriculate into NYU Long Island.
As our program progresses, we hope to continue devising strategies that attract socially and economically disadvantaged scholars to pursue a career in medicine, and thus further promote the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in Primary Care.