As a BM in a WC I thank you. I have become an elected official to help prime the pumps and pipelines.
Until I viewed this film, I also believed that high scores on standardized tests were the best indicator of success. Thank you for educating me about that long-standing misconception. I also want a doctor who can problem solve, be resourceful, think outside the box and bring a well-rounded and varied social experience to the bedside. I understand now, how medical schools have the power to contribute to providing more equitable opportunities for young black men. The movement BMWC is a godsend.
I thought the film addressed multiple obstacles that black men face in the pursuit of becoming physicians and believing that they can be physicians. I think everyone regardless of their background has a responsibility to provide opportunity for individuals interested In medicine especially if they are underrepresented like black males in the medical field.
This documentary is awesome. It has really inspired me to think of ways to start getting the young peole in my youth group at church and the young children in my family to think about a career as a doctor. When watching Trip, I could not hold back the tears, that someone so young think about being accepted because of the color of their skin. I am glad he had the courage to express how he felt, I can't help but think how many young children suffer in silence with these types of thoughts. I will definitely share Black Men in White Coats.
A great presentation to a big problem. Thank you for sharing this. Truly informative and a step in the right direction.