2% BY MELANIN MEDICINE
2% was founded in 2020 with the mission of shedding light on the disproportionate representation of Black women in the medical field. As of 2018, Black women only made up 2% of practicing physicians. To close this gap, 2% provides scholarships to young women and men of color to help them advance within the sciences.
How else does 2% help out? The 2% team believes that seeing is believing. How can we expect our students of color to aim for professions in the medical field, when for most this is something that they have never seen? The 2% team provides lectures by doctors and medical professionals of color, so students can see and learn first hand about the process and rewards of entering into the medical field.