Rachel Waldman attended Williams College where she majored in Anthropology and Chemistry. Prior to attending medical school, Rachel worked as a high school math and urban studies teacher for two years at a boarding school. She entered the MD program in 2019.
While at the Icahn School of Medicine, Rachel participated in the Practice Enhancement, Engagement, Resilience, and Support Program (PEERS), becoming a group facilitator and member of the leadership team in 2020 and then taking on program co-leadership responsibilities in 2021. Additionally, she led the middle school enrichment program MedStart during her second year, participated in HRSJ, was part of the Story Project all four years of medical school, and never stopped pursing her love of jazz and contemporary dance.
Rachel would like to thank her family, roommates, and friends who have made the past four years an incredible adventure. She would also like to thank the Sinai faculty for their supportive mentorship and thoughtful teaching. Thank you as well to the students of PEERS and other student-led-groups working to build a strong community at Sinai and beyond.
Rachel will graduate with her MD degree and begin residency training in General Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.