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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 percent of American doctors being black men, this comes as no surprise. This documentary dissects the systemic barriers that prevent black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large.

  • What if we had a medical workforce that 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 in a white coat?

It’s time to end this crisis and get more BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS.


  • Dr. Dale Okorodudu, UTSW physician and founder of Black Men in White Coats
  • Dr. Barry-Lewis Harris II, Medical Director, Correctional Health Services at Parkland
  • Dr. Quinn Capers IV, UTSW physician and Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity
  • Cameron Holmes, UTSW third-year medical student
  • Dr. Marc Nivet, Executive Vice President, Institutional Advancement (Moderator)

This panel is co-presented with our Southwestern Medical District partner institutions, Children's Health and Parkland Health & Hospital System. 

Register today!

Questions?  PublicAffairs@UTSouthwestern.edu

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