Rebecca Wilcox

Rebecca Wilcox, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Larner College of Medicine

Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., is an Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Education and Director of the Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology service in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UVM Larner College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center. She is also director of a first-year medical school course, titled Nutrition, Metabolism and Gastrointestinal System (NMGI). Wilcox received her medical degree from Oregon Health Science University, completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Chicago Hospitals - where she served as chief resident - and did a fellowship at the same institution in gastrointestinal and hepatology pathology. In 2018 and 2019, she received the Foundations Course Director Award from the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2020 and 2021, respectively. In 2019, the Class of 2021 also gave her the American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award. A 2018 Frymoyer Scholar recipient, Wilcox has 33 peer-reviewed articles, nine book chapters, and has presented 21 national/international lectures to date. A dedicated medical educator recognized for her teaching excellence,, she develops active learning sessions and routinely presents workshops on this topic locally, nationally, and internationally. She is currently a consortium principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant, titled Undergraduate training and genomics (UTRIG); developing an innovative and active learning based genomics curriculum for medical students. Wilcox co-chairs the Association for Pathology Chairs (APC) Undergraduate Medical Educators Section Undergraduate Training in Genomics (UTRIG) Working Group and is an Association of American Medical Colleges Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) fellowship faculty coach (and former graduate). She is a passionate supporter of clinical education and hands-on active student engagement to prepare future clinicians as outstanding partners in patient care.