Dental students will be writing a reflection paper on the documentary “Black Women in Medicine” (link below).
The “Back Women in Medicine” documentary honors black female doctors around the country who work diligently in all facets of medicine through featuring a cross-section of black female pioneers in medicine and healthcare. The documentary speaks to several issues that we have been discussing together in class and through the modules’ readings. Although the documentary focuses on black women experiences within the medical field, it actually sheds the light upon a lot more than that. Issues like access of underrepresented minorities to the health professions education, affirmative action, racism and sexism in the health profession, challenges that underrepresented minority students face, implicit bias, mentorship, role modeling…. etc are some of the topics that have been discussed in this documentary. The speakers also discuss some of the polices and strategies that can be used to increase diversity in the health profession and the reason why diversity of the health professionals force can be important for our patients and students.
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