EPIC...what an awesome mission...this is possible
The message in Black Men in White Coats and the mission of it's creators is so relevant and impactful right now. As a prehealth advisor at a regional university in Alabama it is important for me to learn about the students I work with on their path to medical school, dental school or another professional health graduate program. Unfortunately statistics at our university have proven that black students, especially black men, are not remaining in college at the same rate as their non-black peers. Anecdotally, the number of black students in our first year cohort who say they are going to go to medical school diminishes drastically by the their third year when they when they would be starting the application process. Fortunately we do have pipeline programs for medical school for under-represented populations but it's not enough. This video brought home the fact that this process needs to start for these young men before they ever reach college. Our medical school did do a viewing of this video in concert with a discussion panel but I was unable to attend at the time it was offered. I am so glad I have had a chance to see this and plan on encouraging all of my students to watch Black Men in White Coats. I look forward to learning more about what I can do to help my students and appreciate all that you and those working with you are doing.
This documentary is great! Very compelling and eye-opening. Thank you to everyone who made this film possible. It has definitely encourage me on my own journey to becoming a physician.
Lifelong learning belief, determination, and rights for all! I believe that CDU constituencies are also working hard to make a difference through continuous quality improvement efforts.
This documentary is very impactful and inspiring. I had watched this video with my younger brother (13), and he was very inquisitive and inspired to know more about what it takes to be a doctor as a black male. WE had over a 1 HOUR conversation about what it means to destigmatize black men from becoming the best that they can be. Also, since he is about to enter college, he and I have made a pact that I would become a doctor, and he would also aspire to do the same. This is a very HONEST and vulnerable conversation that I was glad to have and initiate with the help of this well filmed and coordinated documentary. Thank you, Dr. Okorodudu, and I know that I will push and continue to maintain my motivation to become a physician. God bless you and your work. I can't wait for a "Black Man in White Coat" Summit in California! -MTE