Black Men In White Coats - 02/22/2021

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Black Men In White Coats

3 days 07:00:00 pm

03/05/21 19:00:00 - 03/08/21 19:00:00 EST

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Rating
812 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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Fantastic documentary that really brings a spotlight onto an issue that is not readily discussed in the medical field. Inspired me to research more into this topic and take an active role in bringing equality to the medical field in the future.

5
1 vote

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.

5
1 vote

This movie covers it all. I loved the diverse array of speakers and the barbershop scenes also to keep it real. This is a call to action and there is something for all of us to do to help raise up the next generations of Black Doctors. As a Black male Physician, I know the struggle is real but God is able to do what seems impossible through us. Loved this and Trip's story shows why the Black Male needs someone to lift their heads up as they pursue excellence in all areas of life.

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Books by Dr. Dale

Click Here to See Dr. Dale's Books on Amazon

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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