New faculty Q&A with Rachel Wilson, DO

Rachel Wilson, DORachel Wilson, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
General Internal Medicine

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
My primary focus is clinical as a General Internist. My goal is to form a therapeutic relationship with each patient so they can achieve their health goals. I also have an interest in medical education and working with both medical students and residents.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
After training at an academic center on the east coast, I was looking for a Midwest institution with a focus on quality patient care and medical education. I was impressed by the collegiality within the department and support for clinicians.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am looking forward to developing my skill as a clinician and medical educator. I can’t wait to team up with my colleagues and get involved in the department’s educational programs.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
My favorite past times are getting outside and hiking, playing tennis, or traveling. At home, I enjoy trying out new recipes and baking.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
Always try and find the good in each situation.