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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Shining a Spotlight on Dr. Jason Burrows

Academy Member Since 2019
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Bio

What do you do at UNMC?
I am a pediatrician who cares for infants, children, and adolescents admitted to Children's Hospital. It is a privilege to be able to care for children and their families during an acute illness and a time I enjoy sharing with our students and residents.

Tell us about your educational research interests and teaching role.
My primary teaching role is serving as the associate pediatric clerkship director. This allows me to interact with all phase 2 students and to work to improving the lives of children by providing the best possible learning experience. Many of the students end up sharing a passion for child health and I am lucky to lead them through a sub-internship at Children's as fourth years. My research interests and projects focus on student wellness and student documentation in electronic medical record.

What is one of your favorite/memorable teaching moments?
The longitudinal experience with students interested in pediatrics is one of the best aspects of my job. In that context, getting to hood the 2021 graduating class may be the most memorable moment of my career. Seeing the pride in their eyes and knowing the potential they have to improve the health of our communities made me incredibly proud.

What do you see as the biggest benefit to being a member of the IAE?
As someone early in my career and physically located at Children's, the IAE fast tracks relationships and connections within the University system. This group is full of incredibly smart and talented people who are always open to helping with a project or providing guidance.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?
I grew up in San Diego and always wanted to be a lifeguard. I spent most of my time in or on the water as a child. My undergraduate experience and love of science led me to a career in medicine. While I absolutely love my job, there are times I envy my brother, who is a professional lifeguard, and the experiences he has rescuing people.

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