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Oct 21: Film Documentary Post Screening Discussion

Black Men in White Coats: A Call to Action (Film Documentary Post Screening Discussion)

Date: October 21

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States and fewer Black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978. Only 2% of doctors in the US are Black men.

Black Men in White Coats is an 80-minute documentary that inspires to increase the number of Black men in the field of medicine. We invite you to watch this documentary and then join us for a post-screening discussion about increasing diversity in medicine. Stephen M. Taylor, MD, MPH, FASAM will lead a live virtual Zoom discussion with other Black physicians who have chosen to treat addiction.

The discussion will explore their perspectives on issues highlighted in the documentary, their personal experiences becoming a physician, and offer opportunities for the panelists to answer questions from the audience.

Experts:

  • Stephen Taylor, MD, MPH, FASAM
  • Daniel Ageze, MD
  • Somto Obi, MD