Black Girl White Coat is a social media initiative aimed at providing motivation, mentorship, scholarship, and representation for aspiring healthcare professionals who identify as a member of a race/ethnic group traditionally underrepresented in healthcare.
Having dreams of becoming successful in this field can be tough when you have difficulty finding peers and mentors who look like you in the spaces you wish to one day occupy. There are unique challenges we face as minorities, and unfortunately, in this day and age it seems as though the obstacles are not going anywhere. With this being said, BGWC has been established to be a source of hope and inspiration as well as a source of guidance for those in need.
Never hesitate to reach out for a helping hand, for advice, for answers to your wildest questions and concerns, or simply to say hi!
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About the founder: Sandra Coker
My name is Sandra, and I am a native-Houstonian now training in Chicago as an emergency medicine resident physician. I’m a proud alumna of Baylor University, where I earned my bachelor of science in psychology, and McGovern Medical School. When I’m not working in the hospital or thinking of new ideas for BGWC, I enjoy all things NBA, watching docu-series on Netflix, spending time in nature, and perfecting my cooking skills. Those latter two hobbies are new post-quarantine, but I’m definitely happy to have my parents off my back about not being able to cook our native Nigerian dishes. As you will probably see through my YouTube vlogs, Instagram and Twitter posts, I am Christian faith-based in all that I do, I have an immense passion for all things H-town, and a genuine desire to help my black and brown brothers and sisters pursue their dreams in the healthcare field.
Join the BGWC movement by following us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribing to the channel on YouTube. Lastly, BGWC is funded by your generous donations. You have an opportunity to support our efforts by clicking on the donate button/menu tab.