Black Men In White Coats - 02/16/2021

Feb15

Black Men In White Coats

3 days 06:00:00 pm

02/15/21 18:00:00 - 02/18/21 18:00:00 EST

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909 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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Very thought provoking. As a white female nurse of 30 plus years I have never considered the comfort a black man, young or old, would have with another black man working as their doctor. Yet I prefer a female doctor over a male! Very interesting movie

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As an educator, this documentary gives me a sense of urgency to provide black male students and all students opportunities and access to role models, quality education, and resources that will prepare them to become doctors. The dream to become a doctor must begin early on, nurtured, and encouraged by the school system. There needs to be a positive belief system that supports black students becoming doctors and develop a pathway to success. We cannot continue to be discouraged by the financial, educational, and institutional barriers to becoming a doctor.

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I found myself profoundly saddened by the statistics shared in this video. My role as an advocate in higher education, has always centered around the disadvantaged and helping them find opportunity. I will continue to do so one student at a time.
Our educational system is broken in so many ways, and needs a major overhaul in pedagogy, cultural awareness, funding and systemic organization.
Kudos to you Dr. Dale and the Black Doctors in White Coats for this movement.

5
1 vote

Wonderfully done! I would encourage anyone involved in medical education to watch this film, reflect on how you can drive change, and act.

5
1 vote

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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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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