Black Men In White Coats - 07/28/2021

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Black Men In White Coats

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07/28/21 09:00:00 - 07/31/21 09:00:00 EDT

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Screening icon The C.H. Booth Library and Kevin's Community Center in collaboration with the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Education
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Duration
1 hour 20 minutes
Year
2020
Director
Micah Autry
Producer
Dale Okorodudu, MD
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Synopsis

Fewer black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978 and black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. With only 2% of American doctors being black men, this comes as no surprise.  This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large. 

Health care accounts for nearly 20% of the United State’s GDP and a significant portion of that is driven by disparities in a system that lacks diverse physicians. What if we had a medical workforce that actually reflected our patient population? What challenges do our black boys face? Who are their role models? Why is it easier to visualize a black man in an orange jumpsuit than it is in a white coat? What’s happening in society that more black women are becoming doctors while black men are stagnant? WHOSE FAULT IS IT? It’s time to end this CRISIS and get more BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS!

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Lack of effective academic mentoring at collegiate level from high school to finishing college was a big obstacle .Sometimes ,you may check up all this steps and still not good enough because you may not be viewed holistically in your achievement but rather be viewed with ranking number eyeglasses .

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Absolutely informative, thought-provoking and action-inspiring work. Thank you Dr. Dale, contributors and creators for creating this film. Like me, I've no doubt that others will be encouraged in their medical career path walks. I acknowledge and respond to the call to action. Everyone else must do the same. And do this they must not just for the betterment of the Black African American community but for enlightenment and improvement for the shared community. Representation is a must. Thank you for this effort. Absolutely well done!

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Very thought provoking. As a white female nurse of 30 plus years I have never considered the comfort a black man, young or old, would have with another black man working as their doctor. Yet I prefer a female doctor over a male! Very interesting movie

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As an educator, this documentary gives me a sense of urgency to provide black male students and all students opportunities and access to role models, quality education, and resources that will prepare them to become doctors. The dream to become a doctor must begin early on, nurtured, and encouraged by the school system. There needs to be a positive belief system that supports black students becoming doctors and develop a pathway to success. We cannot continue to be discouraged by the financial, educational, and institutional barriers to becoming a doctor.

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To develop tomorrow's leaders in medicine; that's his purpose! Dale Okorodudu, MD is the author of How to Raise a Doctor and Premed Mondays. He is also the founder of DiverseMedicine.com and Black Men in White Coats. Dr. Dale, as most call him, was raised in League City, Texas just outside of Houston. He earned both his Undergraduate and Medical Degrees from the University of Missouri. Following his stint in the Midwest, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, then moved to Dallas, Texas where he completed his Pulmonary & Critical Care training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  
 

 

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