Black Men in White Coats: Building Diverse Health Care Professionals Virtual Summit

Black Men in White Coats: Building Diverse Health Care ProfessionalsBaptist Memorial Health Care is hosting its second Black Men in White Coats Summit. The Black Men in White Coats Video Series and mentoring program was started by Dr. Dale Okorodudu in collaboration with Duke University School of Medicine to inspire underrepresented minority students to consider medical careers and to increase ethnic and socioeconomic diversity in the field of medicine. Baptist has expanded the program to help develop minority students’ interest in and pursuit of health care careers in medicine and health care support careers.

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Who should attend? Junior and senior high school students and college and graduate students who are interested in pursuing health care careers as physicians, pharmacists and respiratory therapists or in support roles, such as IT, marketing, legal, human resources, etc.

Each participant will receive a gift box in the mail prior to the summit and can qualify for a $1,000 scholarship if they choose to participate in Baptist’s White Men in Black Coats Scholarship competition.

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 9:00–10:30 a.m.
Deadline to Register: The registration deadline for this event has been extended to Friday, February 26 (Participation is free, but space is limited.)
Virtual Conference: The summit will be hosted virtually using the Hopin online event platform.
Agenda: The program will include a recap of the Black Men in White Coats movie, a panel discussion and future mentoring opportunities. Students will also have the opportunity to connect with professionals and access resources in the virtual expo area.
Register Here: (Registrants will receive two separate follow-up emails with links to register for the gift box and to view the Black Men in White Coats movie two days before the event.)

Watch a recap of Baptist’s 2018 Black Men in White Coats Summit:

Watch the trailer for the Black Men in White Coats movie:

For more information, contact Ann Marie Wallace at or Abby Brann at

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