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April 1, 2021

Office of Health Professions to Host Virtual Screening of "Black Men In White Coats"

This week only! The Office of Health Professions in the UNT College of Science is hosting a free virtual screening of the new documentary "Black Men in White Coats." This opportunity is available for a limited time to all UNT staff, faculty, alumni, and students. To register, visit https://indiescreening.com/screenings/702, enter your e-mail address, and hit Get my Passcode. The first 300 people who sign up will be allowed to watch the film within a 72 hour time period (April 1st @ 6PM CST to April 4th @ 6PM CST). The film's producer, Dr. Dale Okorodudu, was a guest of the office's Black Leaders in Medicine Series last fall.

Film 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!

To view the trailor or find more information, visit https://indiescreening.com/films/black-men-in-white-coats