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Current Family Medicine Residents

Thomas, Kelsey B., MD

Thomas, Kelsey B., MD
Program: Family Medicine
Year: PGY II
Hometown: Greenville, MS
Undergrad School: Texas Southern University
Graduate School: Texas Southern University
Medical School: St. James School of Medicine
Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Why did you choose UMMC?: I am a Mississippi native.
Biography Information
Kelsey Thomas was an honor graduate of the Greenville-Weston High School, Greenville Campus. She was a student in the Math and Science Community, a member of the Solid Gold Marching Band, student council and honor society. Upon graduation Kelsey attended Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, where she majored in Biology/Pre-medicine. She was a research assistant in the NASA University Research Center for Bio-nanotechnology and Environmental Research Undergraduate Collaborative Training Program. This program offered exposure to the space environment and to human adaptation in the space environment and awarded her with three consecutive summer internships at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In November 2009, Kelsey was given the opportunity, alongside another graduate student and their advisor, to travel to Kennedy Space Center in Florida to culture and load bacterial samples on the space shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-129 for research investigating spaceflight and modeled microgravity effects on microbial growth and virulence. During her undergraduate years, Kelsey was a member of the Minority Association for Pre-Health Students, Golden Key International Honour Society, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Delta Upsilon Chapter and the Collegiate Academy of the Texas Academy of Science, Lambda Pi Chapter. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in biology in May 2010, she returned to Texas Southern University in August 2010 to begin working on her Master’s degree. In November of 2012, she defended her thesis on ‘The Effects of Pre- and Peri-natal Exposure to Arsenic in the Fetal Rat Kidney’ and in December of 2012 she received her Master’s degree in biology. In January 2013, Kelsey traveled to the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where she began medical school at Saint James School of Medicine. She resided on the island for 16 months to complete her basic sciences. While on the island she was active in both school- and community-sponsored activities, including community health fairs sponsored by the American Medical Student Association and the Anguilla Red Cross. In April 2014, Kelsey received her white coat and returned to the United States to begin her clinical rotations. Kelsey completed her clinical rotations in Chicago, Illinois and received her medical degree in April 2017. In July 2018, Kelsey began working as a Postdoctoral Research Affiliate at Georgetown University in the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology. The following year she began her residency at the University of Mississippi.

Career Interest
Primary Care and Women's Health

1) Shopping
2) Scrap booking
3) Cooking

What you like to do in free time?
Binge watching TV shows on Hulu and Netflix

What do you like about the program?
1) The willingness of all of the faculty members to help in any way possible.
2) The diversity of the department.