Rebecca Wadlinger, DO, MS

  • Second Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency? 

Sports Medicine

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program?  Why Pittsburgh?

I knew I wanted to be at a university hospital with a community feel and UPMC Shadyside was the perfect fit. The dedication to resident education and professional development was evident and I felt confident I would succeed here. In addition, with the Sports Medicine fellowship affiliation, I knew I would garner access early on in my field on interest.  Pittsburgh was a no brainer for me. After spending the last few years away, I knew I wanted to come home.

What are your goals while here in the residency program?  How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?

My goal is to become a well-rounded physician; it is the entire reason I pursued the medical field. In addition, I hope to be successful in obtaining a Sports Medicine fellowship position.

UPMC Shadyside prepares you to become an excellent physician by going above and beyond the “minimum requirements.” I know I will be an excellent physician when I leave this program, because I will have excellent physicians teaching and guiding me throughout my training. 

Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?

Traveling, watching & playing sports, spending time with family & friends, exploring different parts of the city, reading, teaching/mentoring.



Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania