This movie was an eye opener! I never really paid much attention to the plight of black doctors in America because there are so many disparaging issues with my community that tend to take precedence over education..... like not being murdered today! I now see that in order for things to change in this country it's going to take a lot of reaching back from those of us who are (have) made it. In particular young black men need to see people who look like them achieve greatness. GOD bless the efforts of all of the doctors in this movie (both male and female) in giving young black males hope as opposed to the efforts of some factions of this society that still practice the doctrines of willie lynch (not capitalize on purpose) or jim crow in making sure we don't succeed.
As a underrepresented minority in medicine and health disparities researcher, I felt that this documentary really hit on all of the "high points" regarding lack of representation, particularly for black men in Medicine. 2% of all physicians are black men- I am a part of the 2% of physicians that are Latinas, and a lot of the issues brought up in the film resonate with me. It was informative, and brought up several of the challenges that exist in getting black men and other minorities to medical school, through residency and into faculty life. I think this should be required for all hospital leadership, program directors, and admissions offices, and faculty at academic centers to better understand the statistics, barriers, implicit biases, and potential solutions to increase the pipeline for underrepresented minorities in medicine.
I am so glad I made the choice to watch this documentary. I'm a first year medical student, and I know that this will impact my future interactions with patients, as well as help me be a better mentor for young students who want to follow this path.
Fascinating. Identifies a necessary movement.
An absolute must watch!