A young male physician studies in a laboratory setting.

Black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States and fewer Black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978. Only 2% of doctors in the U.S. are Black men.

As part of the AMA's equity plan to increase diversity, inclusion and equity in medical education, which includes supporting more Black males to become physicians, the AMA is sponsoring 100 virtual screenings of Black Men in White Coats, an 80-minute documentary that inspires to increase the number of Black men in the field of medicine. As part of its sponsorship, the AMA is seeking to collaborate with organizations to host virtual screenings at their institution for free— including:

  • Health systems
  • Colleges and universities
  • High schools
  • Medical schools
  • Pre-college programs
  • Pre-health and pre-medical programs
  • Post-baccalaureate programs
  • Physician leadership groups
  • Student leadership groups educators

Host screening of Black Men in White Coats

AMA is sponsoring 100 virtual screenings of Black Men in White Coats. If you are interested in hosting a screening of this documentary at your institution, please complete the form.

Black Men in White Coats highlights the lack of Black men in medicine and encourages communities to support high school and college age Black males in becoming physicians. Each virtual screening will be provided free of charge, and access to the documentary will be available for up to a maximum of 300 viewers over a period of three consecutive days.


  • Agree to host a virtual screening of the documentary
  • Identify a date to virtually screen the documentary before Dec. 30, 2021
  • Promote the documentary among stakeholders with a commitment to reach at least 50% of viewing capacity (150 registrants)
  • Host a post screening discussion (via Zoom, Google Meets, etc.)
  • Share metrics for registration and attendance at the screening and discussion
  • Access to the documentary for up to 300 individuals per screening for a period of three consecutive days
  • Customizable invitation (PDF file) to promote the documentary and post-screening discussion
  • Virtual registration support for the screening
  • Access to the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education online community and AMA DEI resources
  • Social media support—with the potential to enlist influencers from the medical student and resident/fellow population to amplify screenings
  • Guide to facilitate a discussion following the screening

Contact Lena Drake (ze/zir/zirs) for more details.

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