Black Men in White Coats
Featuring Eddie Greene, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. Peter and Frances Georgeson Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
Corey Shy, M.D. Instructor in Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
Only about three percent of the nation’s doctors are Black men, which lives in stark contrast to the overall Black population. In this episode, Lee Hawkins gathers a panel of Black men to examine this disparity and the unquestionable ripple effect of representation—or lack thereof. Listen as three accomplished Black men in white coats dissect the hurdles to medical school and representation in healthcare—from opportunity and mentorship to the power of seeing a doctor in Jordans.
“What we really need to do is expand that pool. And how we expand that pool is starting much earlier. So, getting to kids in elementary school, middle school.”— Corey Shy, M.D.