Because there is power in numbers

Because there is power in numbers

BLACK DOC VILLAGE
Because there is power in numbers

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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the inequitable dismissal of Black resident physicians and leveraging research into policy change. Our mission is to expand the Black physician workforce to improve health outcomes in the Black community.

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WHY BDV IS NECESSARY

Only 5% of resident physicians in the US are Black but make up 20% of dismissals from training programs

Dismissals are often for reasons ignored for their non-Black peers

There is no entity responsible for protecting individual residents

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  • Compared to all other races in the US, Black people have worse health outcomes overall.
  • Black infant mortality is cut by half when they have Black doctors
  • The Black-White male gap in cardiovascular mortality drops by 19% when Black men see a Black doctor
  • Black doctors make up only 4% of US workforce but Black people make up 13% of the US population
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We Must Raise Awareness About the Unjust Dismissals of Black Doctors and Trainees

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Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. —Frederick Douglas, 1857

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