I am happy this program will motivate a lot of young black men to follow the profession. It is rewarding to walk into a room as a black physician and see a patient’s face light up because they did not expect to see a black doctor. Great job guys and keep up the good work. I do my best to encourage and mentor the few young black patients I have to be better. My graduating medical school class had 4 black men and 9 black women out of a total of 29 blacks in the first year class of 198 students. We need black doctors to take care of our population.
This was such an important spotlight on a long smoldering problem in medicine. But we must also be careful to go further with a more intersectional analysis. In the beginning, they claim black men have the lowest life expectancy of any group, but the group with the lowest life expectancy in America are black trans women. We must make sure that our focus on racism does not overshadow sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other axes of oppression causing this problem.
This film is one that all educators, community members, parents, healthcare worker, should take the time to watch! We all have a role to play in getting more “Black Men in White Coats!”
An eye-opening documentary. A must watch for every educator and college/career counselor to promote to their districts as we help our Black male students select future career pathways. I was emotional seeing so many Black male ACCOMPLISHED doctors on screen and deeply touched by the awareness of Tripp, at such a young age, that he will have to face racism throughout his journey to become a medical doctor. Thank you Dr. Dale and all the other participants for starting this movement and transforming our society!
Thank you for taking this issue on and sheading light! There is such a mistrust in medicine. We must prepare our future in the medical field now. Let's see more of us and increase the trust!