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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905 reviews!
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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Thanking these brave black physicians for their tireless impactful work. As a black physician myself but trained in the Caribbean, my black male colleagues may not have experienced this. This was insightful and heart wrenching to watch. All the best

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As a black nurse practitioner it was years before I saw a black NP. Now I pride myself in keeping a mentor group of black NPs in order network and push for more of us to come through the ranks. My father is a black physician and my brother is currently in med school. This is a story that needs to be told. I really enjoyed everyone’s perspective and stories. Great mission, you have my full Support! I will spread the word about the movement and documentary.

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As a physician in academic medicine for almost 50 years who has seen these statistics, I am in awe of the determination to change this appalling lack of black men in medicine by a committed group of young black male physicians. The problem is long standing and the obstacles are huge but as I watched this I was inspired and I believe that they are the catalyst that is needed but we all must pitch in

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Books by Dr. Dale

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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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