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Black Men in White Coats

UConn’s Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office is proud to sponsor a screening of Black Men in White Coats in anticipation of our Chat with Alumni: Representation Matters in Healthcare–Black Males in Medicine session on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. Please see the attached poster.

The documentary screening is free, but you will need to pre-register in order to receive your unique link to the screening. 

To view the film’s trailer, learn more, and pre-register, visit https://indiescreening.com/screenings/720

Registrants will be sent a unique link to view the documentary on their own time between Wednesday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m., at which point the link will expire.

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More information about the documentary:

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 States’ 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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