Dr. Lindsay Wells is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UCLA. She received her medical degree from Indiana University and completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UCLA, where she became a faculty member in 2012. In the last eight years, she has championed efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse medical community at UCLA. Dr. Wells has served as a clinical lecturer and faculty advisor to the Alliance PBS Health Services Academy-UCLA Physician Shadow Program, contributing to the development of the curriculum, as well as mentoring high school aged participants, mainly students of color and/or students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. For the past several summers, she has served as a clinician preceptor for the UCLA PREP summer program, providing pre-medical students from disadvantaged backgrounds an array of clinical experiences while offering them assistance with medical school preparation. For the past two years, she has served as a key member of the UCLA Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residency
Applicant Committee. Her work on that committee entailed creating educational materials for the Internal Medicine-Pediatric faculty on how to recognize implicit bias within the application process and how to conduct a holistic review of residency applications. Dr. Wells is an experienced and well-respected medical educator who has consistently received outstanding teaching evaluations and has been nominated twice for clinical teaching awards. She has published on the importance of teaching advocacy in medical education and has co-authored a textbook chapter on addressing the social determinants of health. In October 2020, she was appointed the inaugural co-chair of the UCLA School of Medicine Anti-Racism and Health Equity Theme Thread. In that role, she works towards creating a robust focus on anti-racism, structural and social determinants of health, and health equity throughout all four years of the medical school curriculum.