One Book One Campus: Black Man in a White Coat

The Strauss Health Sciences Library is partnering with the CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CU CIPE) on the One Book One Campus program this fall. The selected book is Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, by Damon Tweedy, MD.

Join us for the following events:

  • Canvas Discussion Boards (asynchronous discussion boards), open Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 30:
  • Virtual Book Club (live events on Zoom):
  • Visit our One Book One Campus online resource guide for related readings about structural racism and health inequity

Front cover of "Black Man in a White Coat"

From Macmillan Publishers: Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of many health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and deeply empathic book, Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.

Contact Kristen DeSanto with questions.