I say amen to this. If we divide the states, each state should have a local chapter of the National Medical Association take the lead in recuriting 20,000 black men to attend medical school. That would give us 1 million medical doctors who are black men. They would represent the majority medical doctors in the US - boosting the NMA membership by 1 million. Less than a decade ago, the US incarceration of blacks were at 2.2 mill.
I truly enjoyed seeing the excellence that is evident within our community...and when I say excellence, we were created great because God made us great! African American professionals must be able to have a platform in every state and community to expose our young people to their full potential. Healthcare is in great need for role models and mentors to path the way for African American men & women! When the glass ceiling is broken, often times African Americans are continuously faced with barriers that are placed before us. However, we must utilize the available resources, obtain knowledge and trust in God to allow us to overcome and to continue being great and victorious. No obstacle can stop us!
Well done documentary. Presents the problem of too few black men in medicine and the ramifications on the health of the African American community. It made me aware of the depth and complexity of this problem.
Thank you for producing this documentary! It gave me a new perspective and the hope that things can be and will be better for black people. I am black, introverted and female resident( not the best combination in medicine per the current standard🙂). Right before I watched the documentary, I was in the room of a white adolescent patient to update them on their plan of care. I always introduce myself and show my badge at every encounter regardless of how many time I see them. As I was leaving after spending 30min of answering questions, the patient ask: “So, you’re my nurse?”. Parent replied “ No, she is the doctor.” As usual, I smiled and left the room. But I wonder why the patient didn’t just ask “who are you again?” for example. Probably because they have not been exposed to enough doctors of my kind to even think that there is a possibility that I could be a doctor. Anyway, needless to say that this documentary was very empowering and refreshing for me. Through the BMWC movement I believe this can change. It will take some time, but it will happen!
Well done eye opening documentary.