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When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entrepreneurship through one-on-one conversations with a host who has been figuring it out herself. Somer Hamrick launched her own company in early 2019. With 20 years’ experience in business development and half that specifically in global health and clinical research, Somer found herself having to reach outside the life science community for support and mentorship. She created When She Founded as a platform to share what she has learned and is still learning, on her journey. This podcast demystifies some of the steps for female founders in industries where representation is lacking.

Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Angela Tran is the CEO and Founder of MedFit Medical Weight Loss, a weight loss clinic at Denver, CO. MedFit is a medical team carefully selected to help patients safely lose weight through education, fitness training, and medical expertise. Angela is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and the best-selling author of Fat Girl Funeral: Burying the Thoughts That Keep You Overweight and Building Weight Loss Habits for Life. In 2004, Dr. Tran graduated from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO, in 2007.

Angela joins me today to share her story of transitioning from being a primary care doctor to starting her own business, MedFit Medical Weightloss. She explains how she realized she was not being the kind of doctor she wanted to be and shares the events that led her to the world of weight loss. She discusses the metrics that define “medical fitness” and shares her thoughts on fad diets. She also underscores the importance of continuing education for business owners and highlights the value of finding the right people and business coaches.


“The doctor-patient relationship should be a partnership. Patients who are educated feel empowered to make the proper decisions to treat themselves.” - Dr. Angela Tran



Today on When She Founded: 

  • How Angela pivoted from practicing primary care and internal medicine to being a business owner
  • The steps Angela took to start her business
  • How Medfit Medical Weightloss marries medical practice and fitness
  • Angela’s thoughts on fad diets
  • The importance of stepping out of your comfort zone
  • The value of finding good people who share your vision and mission
  • The role of a patient and why doctors should form a partnership with their patients
  • How Angela uses Facebook for marketing her business
  • The power of having a business coach



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