Enjoy this episode on Overcoming Obstacles in Residency + Intro to Locums 101 as Dr. Sonya Sloan  gives us a great talk! 

Dr.  Sloan completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine where she made history as both the first African-American female Intern in General Surgery and the first African-American female Orthopedic Surgery resident. She has authored and published research projects in Orthopedic Surgery and a joint venture with NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Dr. Sloan is the quintessential fusion of her love for science and a passion to help others. Her commitment to impacting lives reaches far beyond the hospital walls and is evident by her work in her community and internationally. She has established two specifically purposed non-profit organizations: ME&WE, Inc. (Motivating & Empowering Women to Excel), which collectively reaches over 5,000 women daily. The other is SLOAN STEM+Arts, an educational diversity initiative. It’s sole purpose is to increase the number of minority students in STEM careers through early exposure and mentoring, impacting financial stability for generations to come. In 2015, along with The Luke Church, Dr. Sloan initiated the philanthropic efforts for an international medical clinic with New Missions Organization in Haiti that now serves a community of more than 100,000 men, women, and children annually.

Dr. Sloan currently serves on several Board of Trustees including, Black Women Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Institute of Spirituality and Health, RoweDocs Telemedicine, and Tristar Global Medical Inc. She is a consultant, blogger, and speaker for CompHealth and DairyMax, a national partner to the NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, which promotes proper youth daily nutrition. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University with a focus on Health Care Administration. As a serial entrepreneur, Dr. Sloan helped to launch a telemedicine company as the Virtual OrthoDoc, one of the first of its kind in telehealth and orthopedics.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Her early entrepreneur days
  • Struggles faces in residency and how she overcame them
  • Her experience being the first African American female at her residency program
  • What Locums is
  • How locums jobs works
  • Things to look for in a locums company, + more !

This episode is sponsored by Locumstory:


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