Jacob Lambertsen of Salina, Utah graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine after a commencement ceremony held on May 1, 2022 in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated at the top of his class with honors.
While at Write State, Dr. Lambertsen was heavily involved in teaching and curriculum development. He taught undergraduate students general and organic chemistry topics needed to matriculate to medical school, tutored medical students to prepare them for licensing exams, and created and implemented a new four-week patient interviewing curriculum for first year medical students. He also participated in the rural medicine program where he provided medical care to patients of rural Ohio.
Dr. Lambertsen has accepted a position to continue his training in internal medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. After this 3-year training, Dr. Lambertsen plans to complete a two-to-three-year fellowship to become an academic nephrologist (kidney doctor). His long-term career goals include increasing rural patients’ access to specialty medical care and teaching the next generation of physicians.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Lambertsen graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry. He graduated summa cum laude and with honors after being named Valedictorian and Scholar of the Year.
Raised in Salina, Dr. Lambertsen is the son of Troy and Diana Lambertsen. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor recreation and creating new recipes using ingredients from his vegetable garden.