Rachel Dawkins, MD is medical director and director of Clinical Experiences for Physicians in Training. Originally from the St. Petersburg/ Clearwater area, Dr. Dawkins completed undergraduate and medical school at the University of Miami. She moved to New Orleans for residency at Louisiana State University, where she also completed a year as chief resident. As a faculty member at LSU, Dr. Dawkins spent six years as an associate program director for the pediatric residency program. Dr. Dawkins is immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Young Physicians. Dr. Dawkins' research and interests are in advocacy, resident education and childhood obesity.