Alexis Wickersham, MD
The University of Iowa 2012
Alexis was born in western Iowa but grew up mainly in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating high school, she attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2008. She attended medical school at St. George’s University, which allowed her the opportunity to learn basic science curriculum in England and Grenada and complete her clinical training in New York City. The decision to move to Iowa City to complete residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was an easy decision. Not only did moving back to Iowa mean being closer to her family, it also allowed her to learn medicine in a supportive environment that is known for its strength in academic medicine.
As the VA Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety, Alexis hopes to focus on improving nurse-physician communication on the wards, while mentoring residents with their own Quality Improvement projects and QI curriculum. Alexis plans to pursue a career in Hospitalist medicine after her Chief Resident year.
When not working, Alexis enjoys spending her time doing home projects, bargain hunting and playing tennis. She is also known around the hospital for her delicious baking, especially her chocolate chunk cookies.