I am a Black Man I a white coat. 1st in my entire family. Because I worked late I could not see the screening because it was sold out by the time I got home. I always try to have a student in my office. Preferably Black but any student will do. As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc as well As Sigma Pi Phi I realize the fight has just begun. Not only have I tried to continue the good work but I have done it in the face of adversity. When the hospital where I work in Tulsa, OK told me that only student from an approved high school, obviously a majority white school where most of their children attend, could rotate through the hospital. I was offended especially since I was the first Black Orthopaedic Surgeon in Tulsa. Racism continues to rear its ugly head here. Here you have to be twice as good and withstand the efforts of those who want to see you fail. Have these people no heard of Imhotep? Or just Hippocrates? Or are they just hypocrites?
Thank you for this opportunity to see your work. As a middle aged white woman, I'm always looking for a way to be an ally, but there's only so much I can do- I can't inspire kids like you can!
This documentary was both inspiring and delivers its message beautifully. As a young African American women pursing a career in medicine, this was definitely and eye opening experience. I was aware of the health disparities within healthcare, but was not aware of the extent specifically black men face today. After watching this documentary, I now feel I have the knowledge to do what I can on my part to help tackle these health disparities in hopes of a better future for black men and women. Thank you for the opportunity to watch!
Thank you for your work and for sharing it in this powerful documentary
I was in that category of a black male, taking all the science class, getting decent grades, and wanting to be a doctor. I even went as far as being accepted into a medical school in the Caribbean (whole different topic). But because I didn't have a mentor, I didn't want to retake the MCAT (only took it once), I wasn't patient, nor had the finances (application fees are SUPER expensive) I wasn't successful. I was on my own and using google as a guide to my medical education. This movement is incredible and really wish I knew about it and the benefits of doing a post-baccalaureate program. I'm currently a Paramedic but I can't wait to get back in a white coat (PA school coming soon) therefore I can mentor someone that was in similar situation like me and teach them how to avoid common pit falls. Y'all should really do a summit in STL, I'd love to experience that first hand.