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Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPHLindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the UNC School of Medicine.  She has a BS (2004) from Wake Forest University, and an MD (2008) from UNC Chapel Hill. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill (2010), and completed a fellowship in Geriatrics at UNC (2014). She also earned an MPH from UNC Chapel Hill in 2012.

In addition to Dr. Wilson’s role as Assistant Professor, she also serves as the Liaison to AHEC for the Department of Internal Medicine at UNC, and directs or co-directs several medical school courses, such as the Acting Internship. Currently, she leads AHEC Engagement initiatives for the AOE Leadership Council, is a member of the AOE Programming Committee, and was recently awarded a Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship from the AOE in 2019. Dr. Wilson was also recently elected to the UNC SOM Education Committee.

What made you want to become a doctor? 

I became a doctor because I wanted to spend my time helping people to the best of my ability.  I love problem solving and having the opportunity to get to know people on a deep level.

What are your clinical interests?  

Delirium, healthy aging, falls prevention

How did you choose your specialty?  

I chose Geriatrics because I love approaching each patient as an individual, trying to figure out the best plan of care for his or her needs and goals of care.  I also love the relationships I have with my older patients, who often treat me like family.  I also love that teaching is a big part of Geriatrics.

What made you decide to call UNC your home?  

I came to UNC for medical school, and it has been impossible to leave this wonderful place.  I appreciate the positive energy and camaraderie among faculty–we all are achievers but also team-players- our ultimate goal is to work together to teach students and help patients.

Do you have any hobbies?  

Every day I try to enjoy nature and be active- whether it’s taking a hike, doing yoga, lifting weights, or swimming.

What are your education scholarship interests?  

I love curriculum development.  My focus has been in teaching Geriatrics, but lately, thanks to AOE, I am excited about how to support faculty in teaching-how to teach us all (myself included!) to be better teachers.

What is your favorite part of teaching?  

My favorite part of teaching is that I get the chance to be part of someone’s journey to becoming or in being a doctor.  I really admire people who chose this life/career path- your dedication to learning medicine and caring for others inspires me.

What have you found to be most valuable about the Academy of Educators?  

I value the people-their brilliant ideas, passion for medicine and education, and commitment to self and institutional improvement!  Our AOE has the best, most committed educators in the state (and probably the country!)

What would you want people to know about you before they walk in your door?  

I would love for people to know that I am trying to do my best.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the community?  

I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this awesome community of educators.