Kayla Williams, a University of Kentucky Medical School student, was recognized Saturday, Sept. 10, during the 2016 Kentucky Medical Association Annual Meeting.
Williams, a native of Raceland, was recognized as a member of the first class of graduates of the Medical Student Outreach and Leadership Program.
The class includes eight other UK medical students and 14 students from the University of Louisville Medical School.
The KMA Medical Student Outreach and Leadership Program is designed to promote community involvement, as well as to give students an opportunity to learn more about the political, social and economic issues in the health care system.
Williams leads worship for her church and regularly volunteers for the Salvation Army Clinic.
She has also volunteered at the Community Health Fair for the underserved, as well as for the AMA’s Healthy Hearts education program for elementary school children.
She is also a part of the Rural Physician Leadership Program at UK and is working with a research team to provide diagnostic care to the hearing impaired in rural Kentucky.
“I hope to use this training and experience throughout my career to make a difference in the medical discrepancies facing rural regions throughout the state of Kentucky,” Williams said.