- ©2015 Chris Guillen
Dr. Jillian Theobald ’01 is an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, with expertise as an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist.
“Carthage laid the foundation for me to develop and fine-tune my approach to solving patients’ problems, but also to communicate with them in a meaningful way.”
What have you enjoyed most about your career?
“All the wonderful people I get to meet and help, often in the greatest time of need.”
How did Carthage prepare you?
“All of it! I had such a wonderful, well-rounded experience bolstered by the amazing faculty, there was no way I wasn’t going to be prepared.”
How has your liberal arts education helped you?
“I encounter people from all walks of life in the emergency room; young, old, immigrant, local, male, female, transgender, you name it, and I have to make a connection with them in a very short amount of time. And each one of these patients has a problem to solve. Carthage laid the foundation for me to develop and fine-tune my approach to solving patients’ problems, but also to communicate with them in a meaningful way.”
Tips for current Carthage students:
“You may not end up where you thought you would be when you started. It is important to have goals, but it’s more important to remain flexible and curious.”