Jayleecia Smith
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Jayleecia Smith, MD

Resident Physician

Education and training

Medical school - Weill Cornell Medical College

Professional certifications or affiliations

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Professional interests

Reproductive health & justice
Harm reduction & addiction medicine
Street medicine
Social justice & advocacy
Health equity
Trauma-informed care
LGTBQ+ health & gender affirming care
Community engagement & community organizing
Office-based procedures

Why I love my job

Jayleecia loves partnering with patients and their communities to learn about their goals for their collective well being. She embraces a view of medicine as a practice of love and care for the whole person, and is excited to continue serving her community here in NYC!


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Professional experience & accomplishments

Dr. Jayleecia Smith grew up in New York City in a medically undeserved community, and her experience as a patient has shaped her interest in accessible, comprehensive care. Prior to medical school, she worked as a research technician in a neuroscience lab studying cortical regeneration, while volunteering on a community-run research review board in the Bronx (BxCRRB). During medical school, she engaged in research on the experiences of providers caring for patients experiencing homelessness (PEH) in NYC, with the goal of informing patient-centered hospital-based transition of care interventions for PEH. During her last year of medical school she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She is interested in full-spectrum family medicine and is passionate about community partnership and advocacy for marginalized communities.