Black Men in White Coats Documentary

The Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Departments of Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, PM&R, Surgery, and Urology present 

Black Men in White Coats 

A documentary exploring why only 2% of American doctors are black men and what that means for society. 

This will be followed by a virtual Q&A session with Dr. Dale, Executive Producer and Founder of Black Men in White Coats.

 

Documentary available for viewing Feb 17-22

Q&A with Dr. Dale on Feb 22 at 6:30pm via Zoom

Details below

 

  

Documentary Details:

Running Time: 80 minutes

Available for individual screening on 2/17-2/22

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https://www.indiescreening.com/screenings/175 (use Chrome).  These tickets are valid 2/17-2/22

https://indiescreening.com/screenings/278 (use Chrome).  These tickets are valid 2/19-2/22

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Q&A Details:

Monday, 2/22 at 6:30pm

For Zoom link to Q&A, please email Aprill White at aprillbw@med.umich.edu

Submit questions ahead of time to coshepar@med.umich.edu

 

Dale Okorodudu, MD completed both his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Missouri then relocated to Durham, North Carolina where he did his Internal Medicine residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Following his time at Duke, Dr. Okorodudu returned to his home state of Texas and completed his Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship here at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His clinical practice is at the Dallas VA Medical Center. 

Dr. Okorodudu has a passion addressing healthcare disparities which he has done via promoting diversity in the medical workforce. He is the founder of DiverseMedicine Inc. and Black Men In White Coats Video Series. Dr. Okorodudu has a growing interest in health care economics.

 

 More Information:

Movie Trailer: https://www.indiescreening.com/films/black-men-in-white-coats

Black Men in White Coats Organization: https://www.blackmeninwhitecoats.org/

Additional Documentary Synopsis:

Less 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?  What are their roles?  Why is it easier to visualize a black man in an orange jumpsuit than it is a white coat?  What is 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!