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Bridgett Willey
Bridgett Willey

Bridgett Willey

UW Health

Madison, WI USA

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

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Bridgett's work combines: Medicine, Education, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Director of Allied Health Education and Career Pathways

I oversee youth exploration, adult registered apprenticeship, and undergrad programs for healthcare.


Day In The Life Of A Healthcare Education Director

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Health/Healthcare Administration/Management

    Ottawa University

  • Graduate Degree

    Educational Psychology

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Doctorate

    Curriculum and Instruction

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    When I was in high school, I thought I wanted to be a journalist—I went to college to pursue journalism but quickly realized that the undergraduate pathway wouldn’t be a great fit for me.

  • 2.

    Inspired by my dad’s success in sonography, I ended up doing two years of prerequisites, then two years of radiologic technology school, and took another year to complete my ultrasound certification.

  • 3.

    I used tuition reimbursement benefits to finish my undergraduate degree in healthcare administration.

  • 4.

    I started my career as a medical sonographer doing ultrasounds on patients.

  • 5.

    I eventually came to the University of Wisconsin to teach an ultrasound program.

  • 6.

    I finished my master’s degree in educational psychology and a PhD in curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • 7.

    I currently still work for the University of Wisconsin as the director of allied health education and career pathways.