2017-06-14 / Front Page

Millen native receives Doctor of Medicine degree


Dr. Kesha Deneen Thomas, a Millen native, displays her Doctor of Medicine degree which she received May 19th from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. 
(Photo contributed) Dr. Kesha Deneen Thomas, a Millen native, displays her Doctor of Medicine degree which she received May 19th from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. (Photo contributed) Millen native Kesha Deneen Thomas received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida’s ( UCF) College of Medicine in Orlando, FL during commencement exercises held at the medical school on Friday, May 19, 2017. Dr. Thomas is the daughter of Rev. Doctor James Edward and Burnestine Thomas of Millen.

Dr. Thomas is a 1994 honor graduate of Jenkins County High School. She graduated in 1999 from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. In 2006, she received a Master’s of Science degree in Cytopathology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where she was the recipient of the National Institute of Health Research Grant for Minority Students.

While attending UCF’s College of Medicine, Dr. Thomas achieved becoming a National Health Service Corp Scholar. She is also the recipient of the College of Medicine’s academic awards such as the Osler Award and the Single Parent Scholarship. Furthermore, she is an honorary member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society in which she was recognized for demonstrating excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

Following graduation, Dr. Thomas will serve her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida’s hospital in Tampa, FL.

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