2019: Rachel Mayo

October 19, 2015 by

I am a lifelong Virginia resident who grew up in the southwestern part of the state.  After spending my childhood and college years mostly in the New River Valley area, I pursued a career in industrial and systems engineering in the healthcare field.  I spent around 8 years working in process improvement in healthcare, first interning for a for-profit hospital system, then working for a not-for-profit system in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Most recently, I supported the US Navy’s healthcare system as a civilian industrial engineer.  Throughout this time, I worked on projects with the goal of maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of various health systems.

Outside of work, I volunteered for a free clinic and realized the strength of my interest in providing direct care to patients.  This led me to UVA School of Medicine, where I am excited to be a part of the Generalist Scholars Program.  I am enjoying the opportunity to enhance my med school experience with continued focus on a public health and systems approach to the health of individuals.