Dr. Lindsay Wilson
Research Track Fellow 2010-2013
I am a first year Geriatric Medicine fellow on the Clinical Educator/Research track at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I graduated Summa cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2004. I attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2004 until 2008. During the summer of 2005, I worked as a teaching assistant in microbiology and biochemistry for UNC's M.E.D. program, a pre-medical education course for prospective students from under-represented populations. After receiving my M.D. degree in 2008, I continued at UNC with two years of internal medicine residency training before fast-tracking into Geriatrics in 2010.
As a fellow, I hope to unite my love of Geriatric Medicine with my love for teaching, becoming an outstanding teacher and clinician in this underserved field. Since the start of my fellowship, I have taught over twenty medical students and residents on topics such as delirium and urinary incontinence as part of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course and the Internal Medicine clerkship on the wards. Additionally, I have a leadership role in creating a core competency curriculum for a multiprofessional course as part of the Carolina Geriatric Education Center grant. As a co-facilitator, I will gain experience in curriculum development and implementation. My mentor, Dr. Ellen Roberts, and I plan to disseminate the curriculum across the state of North Carolina to health professionals from at least 5 disciplines such as physical therapy and social work. I envision a career in curriculum development, creating streamlined and effective Geriatrics courses for medical students, residents, non-physician health providers, and community-based primary care physicians. A key part of my training will be gaining experience in evaluating curriculum effectiveness and modifying course content based on feedback and practice change. Finally, to obtain the skills needed to make a significant contribution to geriatric medical education, I plan to devote time during my second and third years of fellowship to a master's degree in clinical health education.