The Student National Medical Association, the Emergency Medicine Interest Group and Benjamin Rush Institute invite you to enjoy some food and beverages while screening CODE BLACK, a documentary offering a tense, doctor’s-eye view right into the heart of the healthcare debate—bringing us face to face with young doctors-in-training as they wrestle openly with both their ideals and with the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system.
The full-length screening event will feature a panel discussion after the film with BRI executive director, Dr. Beth Haynes, and Michael Seitzman, producer of the CBS show based off of this documentary. Seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP early by clicking on the green “Register” link, above right.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: The Student National Medical Association, the Emergency Medicine Interest Group and the Benjamin Rush Institute screened the documentary CODE BLACK before an audience of 65 interested students and faculty. CODE BLACK offers a tense, doctor’s-eye view, right into the heart of the healthcare debate — bringing us face to face with young doctors-in-training as they wrestle openly with both their ideals and with the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system.
The screening event featured the full-length film as well as panel discussion after the film featuring Executive Director of BRI Dr. Beth Haynes, and Dr. Joel Strom D.D.S.
The students, faculty and undergraduates in attendance were very appreciative of the event as they were able to ask some difficult questions concerning the healthcare crisis.
“This was my third time watching the documentary and I’d forgotten how much it shakes me up every time. Many problems were presented and leaders of our county, state and federal offices know that those problems exist. However, the big question, as Dr. Beth Haynes stated, is not how the current is flowing but rather what is pushing the current.”
UC Irvine School of Medicine
“This was my first time watching this documentary and it was an eye opener. Before this event, I had dabbled with the idea of possibly doing a MPH degree in addition to medical school, but after watching this documentary and listening to Dr. Haynes, I truly believe that is the only way to bring about change in the medical field and continue to provide care. As Dr. Haynes put it, “When you pull out a body from the river ask not only what you can do to help that patient, but also what put that patient in the river in the first place.”
UC Irvine School of Medicine
“Yesterday was such a proud moment for me. In collaboration with the Benjamin Rush Institute and the Emergency Medicine Interest Group, the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) screened an incredibly impactful documentary titled ‘Code Black’. It challenged us to analyze the role the government plays in health and how bureaucratic issues gets in the way of treating patients. It made me fall even more in love with emergency medicine as a field and pulled at my heart strings that are tied to the underserved. I’m proud of us, Thao and Faith and I’m so happy we could bring diverse and knowledgable perspectives to the discussion about healthcare.”
UC Irvine School of Medicine MS1