Dr. Jennifer Bracey

Dr. Jennifer Bracey is a well-known clinician-educator who is well-liked. While she has worked in both teaching and front-line healthcare, she finds that a large part of her enthusiasm rests in behind-the-scenes efforts, such as advocating for health legislation that would result in a better, more equitable system of care for everyone.

Her post-secondary education started in 2002, when she got a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the College of Charleston. She went on to the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was admitted into the renowned Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor organization and received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2006.

Dr. Jennifer Bracey began her residency at Emory University School of Medicine’s J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2006. Because of its relationship with Grady Memorial Hospital, this Emory University program was Bracey’s first pick. Grady is one of the nation’s major safety-net hospitals, known for delivering a much higher quality of treatment to individuals who would otherwise be unable to access it, such as low-income, uninsured, and otherwise disadvantaged populations in the Atlanta metro region.

Grady was the first hospital within a hundred miles of the city to be certified as a Level 1 trauma center. Dr. Bracey picked Emory University as her residency match because she wants to focus on delivering treatment and influencing improved policy to help the many Georgians who need top-notch medical care but can’t afford or get it otherwise.

Following her residency, she relocated to Baltimore in 2009 in order to achieve a better personal/work balance. Dr. Jennifer Bracey obtained a distinguished full-time post at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an Instructor of Medicine. After three years at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bracey sought for and was approved for a teaching post at Emory University School of Medicine, where she felt most alive.

As an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Bracey started what would be five of the most fulfilling years of her healthcare career in 2012. She worked as an attending physician at Grady’s International Clinic throughout her tenure here, honing her international health care expertise. Dr. Jennifer Bracey’s work took her all over the globe when she was at Emory University. As part of Project Medishare, she transported students to Haiti for three years. Project Medishare is a Haitian non-profit that provides essential healthcare services to some of the world’s poorest people in the island country’s most rural and isolated places. Dr. Bracey also spent two years in the program. She worked as a resident assistant at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city.

Dr. Jennifer Bracey’s experience at Emory University School of Medicine was very fulfilling, but her personal life drew her back to Charleston in the summer of 2017, where she took a job as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina. Bracey was a “Master Clinical Skills Teacher” at MUSC, where he taught second-year medical students physical examination and guided them through differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning tasks. She was also an instructor for first-year medical students in the Fundamentals of Patient Care course.

Bracey received the renowned Michael C. Assey Attending of the Year award at MUSC, as well as a prominent national honor from the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award. Bracey is appreciative for the time she was able to spend with MUSC students and residents, which was reflected in her learners giving her the highest ratings.

Dr. Jennifer Bracey has always prioritized caring for her family and friends. Dr. Bracey traveled to Baltimore with her then-boyfriend for his oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, where she also took a post, after completing her residency at Atlanta’s Emory University. After that, she picked Atlanta as her next major job after graduation because of the colleagues and friends she had made during her residency.

Dr. Bracey’s five years in Atlanta gave her considerable achievement and professional fulfillment, but she always answered the phone when her family phoned. When Dr. Bracey’s parents’ health began to worsen in 2017, she relocated to Charleston to assist and support them. She stays in the neighborhood to care for her parents while pursuing her work.

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