In recognition of Black History Month, the Office of Diversity at the School of Medicine has special programming available in-person and virtual.


Tuesday, February 6, 2024
5:30 p.m. (in-person)

Alumni Panel Discussion: How to Pursue Excellence in Medical Education

Invited Panel Members:

Columbus Batiste, MD (Cardiology) 
Jonathan Bryant, MD  (Urology) 
Leroy Pascal, MD (ER)
Allison Hensley, MD (Pediatrics)
Janiene Luke, MD (Dermatology)
Danielle Mason, MD (OB/GYN)  

Location: Coleman Pavilion, Wong Kerlee International Conference Center - Shearer Heidar Room

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
5:30 p.m. (Virtual)

Creating Excellence While Balancing Your Medical Career
Guest Speaker: Denise Townsend, MD and Jazmine Cole, MD

Location: TEAMS Meeting
Meeting ID: 299 527 880 126
Passcode: mSJeqK

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024
5:00 p.m. (Virtual)

Navigating your Medical School Checklist with Excellence
Clerkships, Match, Residency and Career 
Guest Speaker: John Francis, MD ('00)

Location: TEAMS Meeting

Meeting ID: 257 700 040 728
Passcode: 8g39LE

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Friday, February 23, 2024
5:30 p.m. (in-person)

Black History Month Dinner and Vespers 
Guest Speaker: Lakeischa McMillan, MD

Location: Fellowship Hall, Loma Linda University Church
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Wednesday February 28, 2024
12noon  (in-person)

Luncheon: Celebrating Black Excellence with our Community, Churches and Schools
Guest Speaker: Juan Carlos (JC) Belliard, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Community Partnerships

Location: Coleman Pavilion, Brian and Maureen Lounge
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