Student Honored for Promoting Awareness of LGBT Issues
Philadelphia, PA (March 26, 2012) – Bobby Kelly, a fourth-year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine was recently awarded the 2012 LGBT Health Achievement Award, presented annually by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). The organizations chose Kelly for his efforts to provide opportunities for students, residents, faculty and staff to learn more about LGBT health.
"Knowing the caliber of previous recipients of the award, and the great work that both GLMA and AMSA do, I am deeply humbled to receive this honor," said Kelly. "The Centers for Disease Control, Institute of Medicine and the Department of Health and Human Services have all agreed that there is a need for culturally competent medical care and prevention services for the LGBT community. I plan to continue my efforts through residency, and I am hopeful that there are many current and future student-leaders who will also continue to promote LGBT health issues to help address inequities that exist."
Kelly will graduate from Drexel University College of Medicine in May. He recently learned that he will begin his residency training in a combined Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine program at Concord Hospital/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.
About Drexel University College of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine has established some of the most highly innovative and rigorous academic programs available today, incorporating the University's expertise in engineering and technology into traditional medical training. The College of Medicine is home to one of the nation's leading centers for spinal cord research; one of the foremost centers for malaria study; and a highly regarded HIV/AIDS program with extensive NIH-funded research in prevention and therapeutic interventions. Drexel University College of Medicine has been designated a Vanguard National Center of Excellence in Women's Health by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and is highly respected in numerous other specialties including cardiology and pain management.