2022 - 2023 Committee
Year: 5 / CGC 3
College: Lucy Cavendish
Honorary Clinical Fellow in Maxillofacial Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Vision for CBMS: ''I hope to provide impassioned leadership and build on my advocacy work with CBMS in addressing racial justice in medicine.''
College: Gonville & Caius
''Having served on the committee last year, I saw the huge impact that the society had in such a short space of time, especially in strengthening our community of black medics across different year groups.''
Vision for CBMS: ''To host a CBMS-led medicine access event for black school students, connect with other black/African-Caribbean medical societies and establish partnerships.''
Alternative carrier: "I’m someone very interested in tech, so I would probably do something in engineering. Machine learning in particular is something I would love to get a deep insight into and how it can be applied in novel situations."
''My interests are in public health. I appreciate the CBMS' commitment to supporting one another and nurturing each other's growth.''
Vision for CBMS: ''Through strategic financial planning, I hope to grow CBMS and aid in it establishing a rich legacy with innovative ways to allocate our funding.''
"I aim to help the university's black medical students meet other medics, not only as a point of guidance but also as friends for life."
Vision for CBMS: ''To build on the incredible work carried out by the previous year’s committee in bringing in guest speakers to provide insight into the world of medicine. I’m also looking forward to coming up with ideas for social events that will bring members of the society across all years together.''
Access & Outreach Officer
"I hope that my position on the committee will inspire others and manage to enact change that will influence Black students for many years to come."
Vision for CBMS: ''I hope that CBMS strengthens its relationships with departments involved in both clinical and pre-clinical Medicine, and forms a strong bond with sister societies such as the ACS. I also hope that we build on our own authority and power as a society to not only help us form better relationships with incoming students, but also inspire and encourage prospective students."
''Although we represent a minority group, there are a lot of major voices and changes that need to be amplified. I know how hard it can be to look after emotional and mental needs in a challenging environment.''
Vision for CBMS: ''To create a stronger foundation of support through informal meetings and more structured activities that will give people the opportunity to take a healthy break from studying. By doing so, I hope people will know that they will always have someone to talk to about any concerns that may arise.''
''I joined the CBMS committee because of how friendly and welcoming everyone is. It's nice to be part of a community of people who share similar experiences.''
Vision for CBMS: "More chill and family social events, and to create an even closer community where everyone can openly share their experiences as a black medic in Cambridge."
I joined the committee after being inspired by students in the year above within the committee who triumph academically and provided me with invaluable tools and resources. I hope to continue this and distribute their acquired knowledge to the lower years."
Vision for CBMS: "I hope to see more of the same as last year; more social events, more study sessions and more talks with accomplished black doctors within the NHS that can inspire us all."
Social Media Officer
"The resources, events, and general support CBMS provided throughout first year contributed largely to me getting through it. I'd like to extend back the favour by being on the committee and furthering such efforts."
Vision for CBMS: "To provide a haven from the claws that can sometimes be Medicine at Cambridge, both in the form of academic resources such as THE Google Drive, and social meet-ups in the form of pizza parties."
Year: 6 / CGC 4
College: Hughes Hall
Alternative career?: If I wasn’t a medic or pursuing a role in healthcare I would probably be a historian/historical journalist! I enjoy learning about historical events that led to civilisation as we know it and getting a small glimpse of what life was like 100 or 1000 years ago!
Hi, I’m Christina and I’m a 5th year medic from St John’s. I’ll be the Vice President of CBMS for the upcoming year! I joined CBMS because I want to get to know more black medics in different years and to help create a support network for all of us. I’m very excited to see this community grow. In my free time, when I’m not busy saving lives and protecting the NHS, I like to hurdle, cook and dabble in photography. I’ve always been an avid reader so if I didn’t do medicine, I’d probably go down the English route and try my hand at creative writing.
Year: 4th year
College: Robinson College
Vision for CBMS: For greater unity and familiarity between the black medics across all years.
Hey, I’m Rayo, a 4th-Year Christ’s Medical Student and the new Treasurer of CBMS. I’m interested in public and global health, with non-medical interests in basketball, football, and MMA. Through strategic financial planning, I hope to grow CBMS and aid in it establishing a rich legacy with innovative ways to allocate our funding.
Year: 3rd Year
College: Gonville & Caius
Non-medical interests: sport, films & TV shows and food
Why I joined CBMS: I saw CBMS as a good way to be introduced to and get to know black medics from across the years. It's nice to be a part of a community that is committed to supporting one another and nurturing each other's growth.
Hi, my name's Ojorhelumi Kanwei, Lumi for short, I am a third year medic at Fitzwilliam college and one of the co-welfare officers at CBMS. After a tough year at uni last year with all the Covid restrictions and the multiple changes to the course format, the importance of a strong welfare support system for minorites became even more evident. I joined CBMS to help strengthen that welfare support system, in order to lighten the load of our intense course. My main hobbies include football, gym and guitar.
Alternative carrier?: I’m someone very interested in tech, so I would probably do something in engineering. Machine learning in particular is something I would love to get a deep insight into and how it can be applied in novel situations.
Access & Outreach, Webmaster
College: Gonville & Caius
Vision for CBMS: to connect current black medical students, Cambridge alumni and prospective applicants to form a strong support network
Non-medical Interests: listening to music and playing musical instruments.