Medical Program Assistant | Mental Health Services
Dr. Kelly receives teaching award
In the Primary Care clinic, Kelly sees patients with a range of health care concerns, including students who identify as LGBTQ+ and students with questions and concerns about their sexual health.
Dr. Kelly was nominated by Diego Tamez, a Preventive Medicine resident who recently graduated but worked closely with Dr. Kelly during the 2018-2019 academic year.
“In medicine, so much of what we do is in teaching, whether it’s with patients or with people who are learning medicine. Getting that award validates that caring about patients [and] having that care is a really validating experience,” says Kelly.
While only individual clinicians were recognized, Dr. Kelly emphasizes the community approach to teaching that takes place at UHS.
“All the nursing staff, the MAs, and the other providers have been really helpful in enabling us to do teaching here [at UHS] in addition to our clinical role. Recognizing that education and scholarship is a huge part of medicine compliments patient care.”