Laura Willson

Physician Assistant




BA in Spanish Studies, University of Minnesota

MS in Physician Assistant Studies, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Professional Experience

I have been working in college health here at Hamline since the fall of 2019. I had worked in general family medicine for 8 years in a suburb of the Twin Cities before coming to Hamline. I also worked at a federally qualified health center with locations in north and northeast Minneapolis. I served as an outreach coordinator for a government funded health care plan and a Spanish interpreter and clinic coordinator at a free clinic in Madison, WI before attending PA school and consider those roles vital to the development of how I practice as a physician assistant. I am also a guest lecturer at Augsburg University’s Physician Assistant program.

Professional Interests

My passion in healthcare is education. I love teaching my patients about how their bodies work, why they work the way they do, and how they can take care of them to the best of their abilities. I have a background in family medicine with interests in women’s health, LGBTQIA+ specific health, and wellness education. I grew up in rural Wisconsin and graduated with a class of 42 students. I know what it is like to adjust to “the big city” and what challenges can come with that adjustment. I also transferred from UW-Madison to the U of M my senior year of college and enjoy working with transfer students going through this transition as well.

Personal Interests

When I am not in clinic, I am busy raising my young children with my partner. I enjoy weight lifting and dancing, I love a good murder mystery, and I overuse social media. I deliver Meals on Wheels and am active in social justice issues, specifically surrounding ending gun violence, LGBTQIA+ rights, and women’s reproductive freedom.