Black Men In White Coats - 02/23/2021

Feb23

Black Men In White Coats

3 days 12:00:00 pm

02/23/21 12:00:00 - 02/26/21 12:00:00 EST

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672 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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A powerful moving message of hope in solving a problem of diminishing black,Male doctors.Dr. Dale and Co. Congrats on your amazing wake up call and movement.

5
1 vote

This introduced me to an issue I had no prior knowledge of. I feel inspired to help bring attention to this movement and see in what ways I can help. The film itself was very well-done.

5
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This film summarizes a major problem in our country and for our country, but not one that can't be overcome. Very proud of the work that has been done and I know the work that needs to be done. Helping admissions committees to see the value that Black Men bring to the field of medicine is critical as well as making some changes in the early education system. Trip's tears caused me to reflect on all of the pain that Black people endure and Black Men in particular. I am a physician and my son is a Black Man in a white coat (thanks Dr. Bright), the struggle continues, but with combined efforts of parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, teachers, church members and the next generation our nation will reap the benefits.

5
1 vote

I watched this documentary with my 2 boys and we were riveted to the screen. Very though provoking and inspiring, which let to some interesting discussions. This is an amazing undertaking and I applaud you for making black men in white coats more visible and tangible to our youth.

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