Herman Singh Bagga, MD, newly appointed Urology Chief Resident, was recognized by UCSF’s Graduate Medical Education office for distinction, receiving the much sought-after GME Award for Excellence and Innovation.
The award annually recognizes a staff, faculty, resident or fellow for exemplary efforts. This rigorous award challenges nominees to demonstrate a commitment to advancing graduate medical education at UCSF through educational and clinical quality improvement, service excellence, and innovation.
Bagga proved quite worthy for the challenge. Among his winning feats:
- Mentored urology medical students and junior residents on the wards and through several research projects.
- At a UCSF level, he served as the resident department quality improvement champion and spearheaded a resident led effort to ensure patients are properly followed up after discharge.
- On a university level, demonstrated his commitment to patient care improvement by serving on multiple hospital committees including the UCSF patient safety committee where he participated in review of quality and safety measures and participated in root cause analyses of adverse events.
- Noting that other residents and fellows would benefit from a better understanding of patient safety and quality of care improvement measures he created a monthly patient safety bulletin.
- On a national level, served as senior editor and author of several USMLE-review textbooks within the popular "First Aid for the Boards" series.
With all this, in addition to his 80+ hour work week, Bagga clearly embodies one of Dr. Carroll’s credo’s: “Don’t walk when you can run.”