Despite the numerous obstacles facing black men pursuing medical careers, enrichment and mentoring programs can help, the recent AAMC report notes. The Student African American Brotherhood, an organization with chapters at more than 200 colleges, as well as middle schools and high schools, is a mentoring and support program targeted specifically to minority males. The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, jointly administered by the AAMC and American Dental Education Association, is available for minority undergraduates at 12 medical schools: all costs except travel are covered, and some sites offer travel stipends. The program provides prepping for medical and dental school entrance examinations, financial advice, and opportunities to observe a practicing physician or dentist. At the University of North Carolina School of Medicine , a targeted program called Minority Men in Medicine (http://uncmmm.blogspot.com/) offers mentoring, study groups, a listserv, and social events for minority men interested in health care careers, explained Claudis Polk, MA, the school’s associate director of the Office of Special Programs.