Rachel Kelly, Residency Program Manager & Medical Student Coordinator

Hometown: Leesburg, AL
Education: Jefferson State Community College (A.S.), Western Governors University (Currently pursuing a B.S. in Healthcare Administration)
Favorite Sports Team: Auburn Tigers, Atlanta Braves
Favorite Music: Mostly Taylor Swift, but I listen to a little bit of everything!
Hobbies: Baking, visiting dog parks, listening to podcasts, and going on road trips

I started my first GME position as an Associate Residency Program Coordinator (later promoted to Program Coordinator) during Match Week of 2020. Between a brand new class of interns and COVID constantly changing our processes, I had to learn to adapt pretty quickly. While it was overwhelming at times, starting a career in GME during a pandemic taught me significantly more than I would’ve otherwise learned. I gained experience in managing a program, fellowships, medical students, and other learners as well as training several program coordinators throughout the years. I’ve learned many valuable skills thus far such as how to be flexible, work well under pressure, coordinate events, practice patience (still working on that one, sometimes!) and so much more.

After spending several years around Birmingham/Tuscaloosa, my two pups (Piper & Leo) and I recently moved back to my hometown to be closer to my family. I’m currently finishing up my B.S. in Healthcare Administration, but when I have free time I enjoy baking, visiting dog parks, attending sporting events, listening to music, and going on road trips.

I feel as though my GME experience has prepared me well to be your Residency Program Manager and Medical Student Coordinator. I’m excited to see what all is in store for our program as we continue to grow!

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