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Dr. Warchol honored by national association

Image with caption: Jordan Warchol, MD

Jordan Warchol, MD

Jordan Warchol, MD, an assistant professor in the UNMC Department of Emergency Medicine, recently was named one of the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association "25 Under 45."

The Emergency Medicine Residents' Association is a professional organization that represents more than 90% of resident physicians training in emergency medicine in the United States. Its award recognizes young emergency medicine physicians who are changing the world and whose contributions embody the spirit of the specialty.

Dr. Warchol called the honor humbling.

"Emergency medicine has a lot of people who do a lot of incredible work outside of their general clinical duties, and to be recognized as one of those people is inspiring -- not only to be recognized for what I'm doing but to be placed along such other incredible influencers in my specialty," she said.

See Dr. Warchol's EMRA video.

As the director of the health systems sciences coil, which was introduced as part of the new medical school curriculum, Dr. Warchol helps lead students through what is known as the third pillar of medical education and includes physician advocacy, how to lead a team, different insurance processes, informatics, quality, patient safety and other areas.

"It's a lot of things that we want students to know, but there's never been formal curriculum on it previously," she said. "I love teaching this more than teaching the bedside stuff -- although I do love that as well."

"Jordan is an absolute superstar in the UNMC Department of Emergency Medicine as well as for the entire College of Medicine," said Kelly Caverzagie, MD, professor in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine and associate dean for educational strategy in the College of Medicine.

Dr. Warchol said the award wouldn't have been possible without the help of her colleagues at UNMC.

"Working at UNMC and within my department, I've received nothing but support for all the avenues I've wanted to pursue," she said. "Without that support, I don't think something like this would have been possible."

Dr. Warchol, an alumna of the UNMC College of Medicine, returned to Nebraska to join the faculty in 2018.

"I really love UNMC," she said. "I knew Dr. Caverzagie was developing the health systems course, and it was something I thought was really needed in the curriculum. Also, I love the department -- my partners and my boss are extremely supportive. UNMC is just kind of a special place in that way."

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