Biography

Rachel Bonnema, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is also Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Bonnema earned her medical degree at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine (women’s health track) and also received advanced training through an internal medicine fellowship with a focus in women’s health at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Bonnema has a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Bonnema is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and serves on the Program Planning Committee for the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM). She is a member of APDIM and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

She has delivered scores of presentations, contributed to the book Textbook for Internal Medicine Education Programs, and published several academic articles. Her academic work is focused on women’s health, behavioral health, and communication skills.

In 2015, she earned the LeeRoy Meyer Teaching Award from the Nebraska Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (1999-2003)
  • Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2003-2006), Internal Medicine
  • Graduate School - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2006-2008), Medical Education
  • Other Post Graduate Training - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2006-2008)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Association of Chiefs & Leaders of General Internal Medicine (2018), Member
  • American College of Physicians (2006), Fellow
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2006), Member
  • Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (2008), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Lawrence Reardon Award for Professionalism 2006, University of Pittsburgh
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2003, Medical Honor Society
  • Department of Medicine Top Teacher Award 2014, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Nebraska Chapter of the ACP LeeRoy Meyer Teaching Award 2015, American College of Physicians
Books & Publications

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