Dr. Dale et al. Thank you for uncovering and addressing this problem. It is important and we have failed to make any substantial headway in the past 3 decades. As a black male physician was inspired to do more! It is frustrating that many of the pipeline programs, that I benefited from, have disappeared. Furthermore, diversity teams do not seem to understand the concept of starting early. While we cannot do it all from our small spheres of influence I believe we have momentum from your platform and efforts. This documentary has definitely rejuvenated my purpose!
Truly phenomenal film and movement! Thank you for leading this much needed initiatives. Please let me know how I can support!
Thank you for your commitment to spreading this message. personally it resonated with the guidance/encouragement I give my 19 y/o son who is considering dentist vs physician career path and convicts me to do more to engage my community as a black physician. As a military physician and leader, it affirmed a need for continued change and progress in military medicine as well as US medicine. I am motivated to try and engage with out local high schools and minorities to introduce them to opportunities as military physicians and the available financial opportunities to fund their education. I would love to find a way for widespread improved minority prep for the MCAT as one of the large barriers for medical school acceptance for minority communities.
We as black men understand the issues that surround this now for the SOLUTION. All of this was great but I think to further enhance this mission involves meeting with children more frequently. By having an accountability factor set in place you can monitor a child's progression over an extended period of time. One week a child might have a C in his class, make a plan for him to have a B by the next time you meet in 2 or 3 weeks. By only accounting for children every year you'll notice that some children "disappear" because they have no one to assist them and hold them accountable for their choices.
I'm going to try this approach on a small scale, 3 boys, in high school, checking on them and constantly supporting them with school, life advice, and success. Some students don't have brother/ father figures and I can be that for them. I also can be the bridge to how they should dress when shadowing or how to speak to other professionals as well for example.
This documentary really changed my life and I cant wait to share.
highly inspirational to all ages