Morgan Wilbanks

Education

  • Undergraduate: University of Alabama
  • Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine

Biography

Some of Morgan's interests: Morgan enjoys the arts, and has written, directed, and acted in various productions for the medical school's annual Skit Night. He performed in the chorus for Birmingham Opera's spring productions of Madame Butterfly and The Magic Flute. He considers himself an amateur photographer who "never travels anywhere without a camera." He also ran the Mercedes Marathon in January, 2013.

Awards: Introduction to Clinical Medicine Commendation, awarded to selected students in top 10% of ICM 1, Medical Student Enrichment Program participant, Clerkship Honors in Medicine and Psychiatry, National Novel Writing Month 2008 winner - Completed a novel for the "Thirty Days and Nights of Literary Abandon" that happen every November. I have participated annually since 2007 and hope to "win" a second time this year.

Get to Know:

Why you chose the University of Wisconsin.
I chose UW because it has the educational advantages of a large academic institution in a city that's just a wonderful place to live. I feel like I have the best of both worlds. It's one of the newer programs around, but it's growing very fast, now at 12 residents and about to be its own department. There is a definite energy here and a strive towards progress that I want to be a part of.

Favorite part of living in Madison:
Beers, brats, and music on the terrace. Hands down.

Medical/Research Interests.
Medical student education, curriculum development, sexually transmitted infections.

Interests outside of medicine.
Running, bicycling, reading, Netflix marathons.

Most Interesting job outside of medicine.
I was a chorus member in a local opera production of The Magic Flute during the spring of my MS-4 year.

Hometown.
Birmingham, AL

If you weren’t in medicine you would be.
A French teacher.

Favorite part of being an EM resident.
You never know what's going to happen on a shift, but you have to be ready to see and treat whoever comes in those doors.