From the president

Ms. Key, a second-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MCW), has a passion for becoming a community-engaged physician. Her leadership and community engagement activities are motivated by her desire to improve health equity in communities that historically have been marginalized. This commitment is reflected in her leadership in pipeline programming efforts and her recognition that improving the diversity of the health science workforce can positively impact health equity. Currently, Ms. Key serves as Co-president of the MCW Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Chapter and is a student doctor for the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured – a primary care clinic run by medical and pharmacy students that offers free health services to the uninsured patients of Milwaukee. Importantly, Ms. Key is committed to remaining active in her community – not only to educate and empower patients, but also to provide them with the tools and access to seek healthcare. Ms. Key’s commitment to community engagement and diversity initiatives in medicine are cornerstones of her medical school education and future career aspirations.

John Raymond Sr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Medical College of Wisconsin


Personal Statement

I have always known that I wanted to be a physician. It not only ties together my interests in science and medicine, but it allows me the opportunity to help people at their most vulnerable. As a current medical student, I have been heavily involved in opioid research and how I can help as a future physician. Many of my views are based on not condemning people for making choices, but looking at how our society and the healthcare system can be adjusted to allow people to get the help they need and better advocate for themselves. I hope that my research helps to expose how certain communities can be affected differently based on a multitude of social and economic factors. I also recognize my role in mentoring those in my community because while I had great mentors who shared similar backgrounds, I know that is not always the case. I also remain active in my professional organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. because the organization plays to my strengths and allows me a vessel through which I can alleviate some of the stresses that I know my community faces.

Kennedy Key


Medical College of Wisconsin