Seth Kelly serves as vice president for leadership development (VPLD) of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and member of the Board of Trustees. He is beginning his first year of medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). A native of Boston, he received an AB in Philosophy with a minor in Public Policy from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Maryland.
Prior to medical school, Seth worked as a strategy and management consultant in the public and private sectors focusing on leadership development and organizational change strategy for government clients in the homeland security space. His consulting experience also includes operational consulting with national, state, and local emergency response agencies and reimbursement/health care consulting for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Seth has served as a volunteer in the fire/rescue service since 1995 and began as a search and rescue medical officer and wilderness emergency medical technician (EMT) for the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team in Hanover, NH. In 1999, he joined the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad (BCCRS), a 501(c)(3) volunteer department in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC. He has served continuously as a volunteer firefighter/EMT and officer for more than 12 years at BCCRS and was promoted through the ranks to become the deputy fire/rescue chief for the organization.
At AMSA, Seth has served as the national premedical coordinator for AMSA’s medical professionalism committee, participated in the Pharmaceutical Policy Leadership in Medicine Institute, and completed the Sexual Health Scholar Program. He is excited to be serving in the VPLD role this year and looks forward to working with AMSA’s national leaders to facilitate personal growth and promote teamwork throughout the association.