Jessica Geddes

Jessica Geddes

Medical Resident/Fellow

Professional Summary

Personal Statement
I have a long-standing passion for advocacy and political activism which has continued throughout my medical school journey. In high school, I was involved in student council, mock Congress, and mock UN. My idea of fun was pretending to be a state representative, discussing an increase in the tobacco tax with my friends at the lunch table. It was during these same formative years that my only living grandparent, my maternal grandmother, became ill and required a nursing home. I was so disheartened to witness her decline, and further dismayed to realize how many of the residents at the nursing home never had visitors. I felt drawn to a career that would allow me to protect and heal our most vulnerable populations, and medicine seemed like a natural fit. I entered medical school with a desire to pursue Geriatrics and seek justice for our underserved aging population. Over the last several years, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing how high-quality medical care can truly change the course of someone’s life. I’ve learned how incredibly satisfying it is to apply medical knowledge to a patient’s situation and make a tangible difference in their outcome. However, medical knowledge alone will not heal our communities – for that, I strongly believe that we as healthcare providers must fiercely pursue justice in all forms. I am still figuring out what I want my medical practice to look like, however, I am confident that no matter the specifics, I will continue to grow as an advocate and life-long learner.

Why I Chose Cincinnati
Cincinnati has everything I was looking for in a residency – outstanding medical education, exceptional patient-centered care, and a wonderful location. The program is evidence-based in all regards, from the practice of true bedside rounds to the unique curriculum. In addition, the residents I met on my virtual interview day seemed to have a lot of fun together!


MD: University of Kentucky College of Medicine