Register with an email address to receive an emailed code to watch the film. You can watch the film on any device with an internet connection at any time between February 26 and 6 p.m. on March 2. We'll host a follow-up panel discussion featuring special guests Emmanuel Atiemo, MD and Chile Ahaghotu, MD and moderator Kelsey Bush on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Register for the follow-up discussion.
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?
This film screening was funded by the Friends of the St. Mary's County Library.