New Chief Resident Q&A with Victoria Gillet, MD

Victoria Gillet, MDgillet

Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Track Chief Resident

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
I plan to work as a primary care provider with the goal of delivering effective, comprehensive, equitable and compassionate care to my patients. I am also very involved in resident education, particularly as it pertains to equity and advocacy.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
As an internal medicine resident here, my interest in health equity and advocacy was met with enthusiastic support by leadership, so much so that I was able to design and implement an entire educational pathway within our residency dedicated to creating leaders in the field of health equity. I'm so grateful for flexibility to follow my passions as a chief resident.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am excited to develop my clinical independence, shepherd the first cohort of residents through the Health Equity pathway, and convey my passion for primary care and equity to all residents!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I love cycling, board games, water sports, knitting, and kitchen projects like canning and brewing beer. My main passion outside of medicine is environmental activism and I work with multiple local organizations on transitioning Wisconsin to an energy grid fully powered by renewables!

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
Never lose sight of what gives you meaning and purpose in life.