What is a 'Code' ?
In a hospital setting, a 'code' refers to 'code blue', an emergency situation that requires emergent resuscitative efforts, typically in the case of cardiac arrest. In a medical residency training program, these efforts are usually lead by a senior medical resident.
Meet Dr. Flores
Dr. Lena Flores, (played by Cherubim Abueme), is a brilliant but troubled senior medical resident at St. Gerard's Medical Center. On a very surreal night on call at the hospital, she battles disease, her demons, and the spectre of Death.
'Code' is a film about medical residents
We made this film because professional burnout is a very real thing. In the 2019 National Physician Burnout, Depression and Suicide report, it was found that 40% of healthcare professionals experience symptoms of 'burnout', which is defined by physical or mental collapsed caused by unmanaged workplace stress. Physicians experience suicide rates double to that of the general population, and we have had tragic personal experiences with this very issue. 'Code' is intended to bring greater attention to this subject while taking you for a thrilling ride through a crazy call night at county.