Only 2% of American doctors are black men, and black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large.
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Watch anytime starting February 26 through March 2.
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?
Who are our guests?
Mr. Kelsey Bush currently serves as the Interim Chief Diversity Officer at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Dr. Emmanuel Atiemo, MD specializes in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with MedStar Health.
Dr. Chile Ahaghotu, MD, MBA, MHL, FACS currently serves as the Vice President Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.