Real Talk with Dr. Damon Tweedy

This past spring, five second-year medical students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill created White Coats Black Doctors, with a mission to “celebrate, uplift and unite black medical students and support the development of future black physicians.” On Friday, November 13, 2015, White Coats Black Doctors will host its first event, “Real Talk with Dr. Damon Tweedy.”

When Nov 13, 2015
from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
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Tweedy, a graduate of Duke Medical School and practicing psychiatrist released his memoir and social commentary, Black Man in a White Coat in September 2015. The book has received a great deal of praise and commendation from the medical community. Tweedy's honest and candid writing highlights lessons learned from difficulties faced during medical school and clinical practice. Black Man in a White Coat illustrates the “complex ways black patients and doctors must navigate the healthcare system” sometimes amongst blatant racism, discrimination, and inequities in insurance and access.

Hosted at UNC’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the event will feature a live interview with Dr. Tweedy, a catered dinner, spoken word performance by the Bull City Slam Team, and a special presentation to UNC’s nationally renowned Medical Education Development (M.E.D.) Program.

Leading up to the event, White Coats Black Doctors is hosting an apparel sale at www.whitecoatsblackdoctors.com. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the UNC M.E.D. program, which has dedicated itself to preparing students underrepresented in medicine for medical school for over 40 years.

To RSVP for the event, visit www.tinyurl.com/realtalktweedy by November 6, 2015. Admission and parking are free.

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