Cary Wilson

Cary Wilson

Cary Wilson 
Director of Clinical Education
Assistant Professor,
Physician Assistant Studies
Meadowlands rm. 224
415.458.3729
[email protected]


A product of the Great Lakes region of the Midwest, Cary Wilson graduated from the University of
Wisconsin in Madison, receiving two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in Communication Arts and the other
in English- Creative Writing. He joined the National Park Service after graduation, serving as a ranger in
the Shenandoah, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain National Parks where he received several awards
and commendations. The training Cary received as a park medic led to a 25 year career as a professional
ski patroller and several years as a volunteer firefighter in the winter season. He was privileged to be
able to also ski patrol in New Zealand and Canada and to teach English in Japan.

Marriage and three children led to a career change for Cary. After following a pre-PA schedule at
Montana State University, he graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from
A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. This allowed him to return to the Bozeman area in Montana where
he had designed and built a log house with his wife and friends. A series of jobs in Family Practice and
Emergency medicine gave Cary contact with all levels of medical students and led to an increasing
interest in teaching. Recently, he embraced teaching full time, relocating to his wife’s home county of
Marin in California.

Cary’s interests including photography, camping, fruit and vegetable growing, mountaineering, hiking,
skiing, and playing and listening to music. He and his family like to travel and recently went to Japan
together. His wife, Colleen, is a graduate of Chico State University and has her own business on EBay.
The Wilsons have an English Shepherd named Lollie and a cat named Felice.