Leader in Medicine: Dr. Latoya Beatty

At  at the age of three, Latoya Nicole Beatty already knew she wanted to become a doctor. Through public health and medicine, Beatty’s ultimate goal is to be active in the community through her career and mentorship. As a Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient, Beatty obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at UNC Chapel Hill, a Medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, and her Masters of Public Health at Mercer University.

In addition, she earned a one-year pre-medical post-baccalaureate program at UNC Greensboro.

“I always knew I wanted to do something in the medical field related to children. I just kept pushing and didn’t give up.”

According to The News Reporter, Beatty was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) which solely highlights students who are “exemplars of compassionate patient care.’

Today, Beatty continues to serve as role model and  leader in medicine as founder of Alumni in Action: Bolton and Neighbors Recovery Team. She recently completed an educational session at the North Carolina Rural Center’s Economic Development Institute (REDI) in efforts to support the program.

One of Beatty’s many aspirations is to collaborate with her twin sister and establish scholarships at their former high school.

“At the health department, I enjoyed my experience working with young moms and their children,” she said. “I see myself bridging the gap between public health and medicine. There is a reason for each step in my life and eventually it will all come together.”

Source/Photo credit: The News Reporter