Andrew Burns

September 6, 2018 by daf4a@virginia.edu


Andrew Burns
(2022)

Hello! I am from Annandale, Virginia, a suburb outside of DC. I graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a Public Health Minor. I was introduced to Charlottesville and UVA through two summers as a camp counselor at Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with medical needs. This amazing experience taught me so much about the lives of children with medical needs and how what physicians do and say affect them outside of the medical setting.

I love music, traveling, and the best TV show ever, Survivor! I’ve been playing the clarinet since I was 10 and during undergrad, I played in the W&M Wind Ensemble where I was fortunate enough to go on two international tours to China and the United Kingdom. I also went on a service trip to Costa Rica with the Children’s Well-Being Foundation and learned about health disparities on the international level. Despite being a fairly short trip, it sparked my interest in global health and I hope to do more in the future. As for Survivor, that has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember and, in the summer of 2017, I was lucky enough to actually meet many Survivor contestants, get their autographs, and take pictures with them.

I am so excited to be a part of the GSP community at UVA as it prepares me to be an active member of my local, national, and global community through primary care. I hope to become a pediatrician and want to integrate what I’ve already learned from my past experiences with what I will learn through UVA and GSP to make a meaningful impact on those I serve now and in the future.