Rebecca Wingerter, MD

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: Union College
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine

 

Becca grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and attended Union College for her undergraduate studies. Upon graduation, she received a fellowship grant to live and work in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she taught at an NGO school that served formerly street working children. While there, she also developed a culturally conscious physical and sexual health curriculum to address the needs of her teenaged students. This fostered Becca’s passions for pediatric and adolescent medicine and advocacy work. When she returned, Becca worked as a research coordinator in the cardiology department at Tufts Medical Center and completed her pre-medical coursework at Northeastern University. She notably worked on two NIH-funded disease registries, a prospective, randomized study assessing exercise and disease progress in patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Long-QT Syndrome, and a Phase 4 drug trial. Following 3 years in Boston, she moved with her husband and Australian Shepherd to Orlando, Florida where she attended medical school at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. At UCF, Becca’s interest in pediatrics grew as she participated in various mentorship experiences, clinical rotations, research projects, and volunteered for a Crisis Text Line. Becca is thrilled to join the Brown family. She was immediately drawn to the program’s commitment to advocacy work, the diverse patient population, the nurturing educational environment, and the tight knit relationships amongst residents and program leadership alike. In her free time, Becca spends time with her newborn son and large family, enjoys time outdoors—particularly downhill skiing and hiking, tries out new recipes from her extensive cookbook collection, and reads by the beach.