Black Men In White Coats - 02/26/2021

Feb26

Black Men In White Coats

3 days 12:00:00 pm

02/26/21 12:00:00 - 03/01/21 12:00:00 EST

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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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Just a few weeks ago a patient told me that I was the only physician to take the time to really speak to him. He told me that he never was cared for by a black male physician. We must increase the number of black males becoming physicians. This is a life and death matter. We need to get more black males in the elementary to medical school pipeline. We have to be examples to black males very early in their schooling that learning science and excelling is cool.

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This is an overview of a significant problem that is overlooked. If we continue to have less black men going into the field of medicine, we will continue to see the loss of critical advocates of our minority patients. In turn, problems with health disparity will continue to grow. The Black Men in White Coats documentary is more than a documentary. I hope this becomes one teaching tool to address disparity in medical school and also residency admissions. I also hope interest groups with minorities at colleges get an opportunity to view this documentary.

5
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Thank you for being so clear about this long historical tragic truth, that due to racism, we continue to have a limited number of black physicians. Your call for a change, now, is necessary and your next steps to confront our system while building and supporting the black youth today is a winning approach.

5
1 vote

A great documentary that highlights the need for diversity in medicine, and truly in society at large. I hope the efforts of Black Men in White Coats and other orgnizations dedicated to recognizing and raising up the peoples of the country and world inspire more Trips to aim high and achieve. If one boat floats higher in the sea of life we all float higher.

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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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