UCSF Urology’s Katherine Jung, Director for Educational Programs, was recognized by Graduate Medical Education (GME) for exemplary efforts. The Excellence and Innovation award is given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing graduate medical education at UCSF through educational and clinical quality improvement, service excellence, and innovation.
She was nominated by senior resident, Samuel Washington, MD, who cited her as a self-motivated, hard-working, conscientious, innovative and caring person, dedicated to improving the well-being of urology residents.
Jung’s accomplishments are plentiful. She created an easily-accessible wiki page for a plethora of information such as policies, vacations, schedules, and photo roster, organized for easy reference. Says Washington, “With this alone she had revolutionized how we residents are able to navigate all the information we may need about our residency program.”
Similarly, she augmented the YouTube Urology Channel to include a Didactic Video Series. This too is now accessible via the wiki page. For this series, she coordinates pre-recorded didactic lectures by faculty for uploading to the channel. Now, residents can access a library of past topics and didactic lectures. Other innovations include the creation of a RedCap survey to garner residents’ feedback online.
“We are very pleased that Katherine is part of our Urology team,” says department chair Peter Carroll, MD, MPH. “Her commitment to our residents’ well-being is critical for our mission to provide an outstanding education for future leaders in the field. Her award is well-deserved.”