After an injury to her knee in high school, Dr. Sonya Sloan expected to go home with just her treatment– but that wasn’t the case. She ended up going home with a new dream; to be in the field of orthopaedics.
Fast forward to now, she’s a licensed Orthopaedic Surgeon in several states, and the proud vice president of an organization called Black Women Orthopaedic Surgeons. BWOS is dedicated to inspiring black women to enter the field and take up space.
In this episode, Dr. Sonya takes us through the motions of her life and how she completely ignored the glass ceiling and broke past it, taking up space in the typically male-dominated field. From working as a locum tenens to owning a coffee shop, there’s something for everyone in this podcast episode.
Be sure to listen to her amazing advice and her story of giving back!
- What inspired Dr. Sonya to become an orthopedic surgeon
- Being a black diamond in the industry
- Dr. Sloan’s experience during her residency and training
- Being a mother and transitioning to being an entrepreneur
- Her church clinic in Haiti
- Shifting to Telemedicine and Telehealth
- Her book, The Rules of Medicine: A Medical Professional’s Guide for Success
About Dr. Sonya Sloan:
Dr. Sonya M. Sloan, also known as #OrthoDoc, is a licensed Orthopaedic Surgeon in several states. Dr. Sloan has a unique approach to patient care, she travels all over the country to extend her expertise and improve quality of care.
After earning her B.S. in Chemistry from the Texas Tech University, and an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch, she completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine as the first African-American female intern in General Surgery and the first African-American female Orthopaedic Surgery resident.
In addition to her impressive background education, she’s received various honors and awards such as being one of the Houston Top 30 Influential Women, a Texas Executive Business: Women on the Move award, and a STEM Professional Award to name a few.
Connect with Dr. Sonya Sloan:
- Sonya Sloan, M.D. | Website
- Sonya Sloan M.D. | Twitter
- Sonya M. Sloan, M.D. | LinkedIn
- Sonya M. Sloan, M.D| Instagram
- Sonya M. Sloan, M.D.| Youtube
Get a copy of Dr. Sloan’s book The Rules of Medicine: a Medical Professionals Guide to Success an Amazon Best Seller in Medical Education and Training.
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