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The Activist: Kelly Thibert, DO, MPH

Updated: Feb 5

Dr. Kelly Thibert is a family medicine physician practicing in Bradenton, Florida. She graduated from Grant Family Medicine Residency in Columbus, Ohio where she received comprehensive training enabling her to provide primary care to a full spectrum of patients and populations. She attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida where she majored in Molecular and Microbiology and minored in Women’s Studies. She attended Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in South Florida where she earned her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees. Before applying to residency, Kelly served as the National President for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), focusing on physician and trainee wellness, reproductive healthcare including abortion, LGTBQ healthcare and fighting for quality, affordable healthcare for all. She now serves as the AMSA Foundation President and Chair, still on the mission of helping physicians in training use their voices to improve medicine and medical education. She believes that being involved in health policy and advocating for change are vital to ensuring fully comprehensive care for her patients and the communities in which they live. Kelly is passionate about comprehensive reproductive health – including abortion, health policy, medical education and social activism.

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Dr. Thibert’s Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Find what brings you joy, and keep doing it.

Number 2: Say yes to opportunities, even if they scare you. But you can also say no.

Number 3: It’s ok to ask for help.

Number 4: Apply to that job or leadership position, even if you feel that imposter syndrome.

Connect with Dr. Thibert

Twitter: @ktotus Website:

Notable quotes from Dr. Thilbert’s interview:

Go into every rotation with an open mind.
I truly love family medicine and all we can do in our specialty
Health knows no zip code. Health is not confined to the exam rooms.
We need more just means of healthcare in our society.

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