BLACK WOMEN IN MEDICINE

 

The first time I watched black women in medicine documentary I was very inspired and motivated to do more and continue to be a good representation of black women in medicine. I stumbled upon it whilst researching black women pioneers in medicine. It is the first feature film to chronicle the lives of women who challenge stereotypes, race, gender, class, and culture to achieve their dream of becoming physicians.

This ground breaking documentary features the diverse voices of young medical students, physicians and trailblazers in meidince. It includes rarely seen images of Black women practicing medicine during critical operations, emergency room urgent care, and community wellness sessions.

Black women in Medicine replaces negative, stereotypical imagery — the false and debasing historical narrative regarding race, ethnicity, gender and character — with positive images of successful Black women,” says director, screenwriter and producer Crystal R. Emery. “What’s especially remarkable about the film is that it doesn’t seek to shame . Rather, it offers an opportunity to celebrate the richness of our differences, seek viable solutions to the status quo, and inspire our next generations of doctors and researchers, but most importantly, it celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.”

Dr O.K Imohi

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