Rachel Poeppelman

Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


Rachel joined the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 2020. She has a masters degree in health professions education and her research interests center on questions about learning and professional development in the workplace, particularly entrustment, supervision, and professional identity formation.

Research Summary

Dr. Poeppelman's research interests are focused on education and professional development for medical trainees in the workplace, specifically including entrustment, supervision and professional identity formation.


MD, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
MHPE, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine,
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Excellence in Faculty Engagement, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2024)
M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honor, M Physicians (2022)



Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-301
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Contact

Joanna Perrier
Administrative Phone: 612-625-6678
Administrative Email: jperrier@umn.edu