Students, faculty, staff, and teaching assistants are essential when it comes to preventing suicide and promoting help-seeking behaviors among their peers. UHS offers consultation with concerned third parties.
Bill Kinsey, MD, MPT
Chief Medical Officer
Director of Medical Services
MD, University of Vermont
UHS Medical Services Director Bill Kinsey has a passion for medicine at both an individual and a community level. A badger by birth and academic degree, Kinsey says working with a college-age population is one of the highlights of his job.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work across the lifespan of my patients, and I’m really interested in prevention as well as care,” Dr. Kinsey says. “That’s why I love working with college students, I love the educational role of the healthcare provider in helping young adults to live better.”
Dr. Kinsey splits his time as Director of Medical Services between seeing patients and overseeing clinical operations at UHS. In his free time, Dr. Kinsey stays active by biking and doing other fitness-y things. His newest passion is learning how to play the ukulele.
At the end of the day, Dr. Kinsey says the most rewarding part of his job is the people he gets to work with every day.
“I enjoy the personal aspect of medicine,” Dr. Kinsey says. “Getting to know an individual while helping them feel better and live better is very rewarding.”