Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Kyle Sanchez is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine in Orlando, Florida. He completed his B. S. degree in Biology at UCF. In addition to pursuing a career in anesthesiology, Kyle is committed to becoming a physician who influences the LGBTQ+ community through research, education, and advocacy. Throughout his first three years of medical school, he has developed and contributed to several LGBTQ research projects and presented them at national LGBTQ research conferences. He is particularly interested in the quality of healthcare for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth, as he would like to continue to identify specific barriers to care as well as support the formulation of clinical practice guidelines for the medical management of TGNC youth. He has served as President, Vice President, and M4 Liaison for the UCF College of Medicine LGBTQ Medical Student and Allies group. He has also rallied with the Florida Medical Association Medical Student Section Committee Against Conversion Therapy and is helping his school develop a transgender standardized patient experience. Recently, he has begun developing and presenting lectures on LGBTQ/TGNC health virtually to nursing students, physical therapy students, and medical students across Florida.
While he has been able to influence his local and regional communities during medical school, he would like to broaden his advocacy efforts nationally and is thus looking forward to serving as the LGBT Advocacy Coordinator for AMSA. He has been an active member of AMSA for three years and served as an Executive Director for the AMSA Medical Student Mentorship Program at UCF COM. He would like to collaborate with other members of the Health Advocacy Committee to identify specific issues related to LGBTQ rights or health disparities and find ways for AMSA to take action against those issues. In particular, he is especially devoted to health disparities at the intersection of racial/ethnic and gender minorities.