Dr. Sarah Jung is an Assistant Professor in Education Research and Development in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an Assistant Director of the Path of Distinction in Medical Education at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. She has a Masters and PhD in educational psychology with a focus in learning science, the study of how people learn. Her research and academic interests focus on developing learner-centered training environments and studying how perceptions of and experiences in those environments influence learning trajectories in medical education. Her current work centers on investigating how discrimination and systemic inequities experienced in the clinical environment impact education, advancement, and career satisfaction of health professionals from historically underrepresented communities. In her teaching, she works to incorporate learners’ experiences and ways of thinking about the world into the current educational context in order to allow them to make meaningful connections and alter their existing knowledge, cognitive strategies, and behaviors as needed.
Dr. Jung is actively involved in the Association for Surgical Education and the Association for Surgical Education Foundation. In addition to her work on the editorial board of Resources in Surgical Education, she is on the editorial boards of Global Surgical Education – Journal for the Association of Surgical Education, Annals of Surgery Open, and The American Journal of Surgery. She is also a mentor in the Association for Surgical Education’s Surgical Education Research Fellowship program and the American College of Surgeons’ Certificate in Applied Education Leadership.