Held annually in October, IMG Recognition Week is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of our alumni and IMGs practicing in the US who are a vital component of the US physician workforce and play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare services. According to a 2021 report from the AMA, 25% of licensed US doctors are international medical graduates (IMGs).
Born and raised in Hockessin, Delaware, Dr. Reddy earned her bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from the University of Delaware before enrolling at RUSM to earn her MD. During medical school, she discovered a passion for working with those with mental health issues and advocating for those in need. After noticing the stigma—even among healthcare professionals—surrounding opioid addiction in Delaware, Dr. Reddy co-founded the Delaware Addiction Project, a nonprofit organization designed to work directly with the medical community to decrease the stigma and better educate medical professionals about this disease.
Dr. Reddy’s work has been recognized with numerous accolades, including the 2019 She’s On Her Way Award, which recognizes young female leaders in the Delawarean community, and the 2020 RUSM Alumni Humanitarian Award, which is awarded to a RUSM alum who devotes their life to serving populations in need across the globe and making an impact well beyond the treatment of their patients. To read the full spotlight on Dr. Reddy, visit the AMA website.
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