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Our residents and fellow physicians learn to provide safe, high quality patient care by engagement with our affiliate sites in the domains of health care quality, patient safety, professionalism, well-being, care transitions, and supervision. USF MCOM and all accredited GME programs endeavor to create a learning environment that upholds best behaviors and practices in all these areas such that resident and fellow physicians adopt these behaviors and practices today and for their future practice.

USF MCOM GME Culture Champion Award

Award recipients serve as role models to our community for their commitment to professionalism, humanism, and demonstration of USF values of accountability, inter-professionalism, compassion, excellence, respect, and inclusion.


November 2022 Winners

Culture Champion Award Recipient Constance Bindernagel

    Constance Bindernagel, DO PRG-3

    USF Pediatrics

  • "When she noted a lack of medical knowledge and need for more up to date patient care with the introduction of allergenic foods to pediatric patients, she created and advanced a peanut introduction QI initiative. Starting at USF, she educated faculty and residents alike in the new recommendations.  She went   beyond the USF community and brought the educational project to the state level. She gave conferences to several residency programs around the state to   also enhance their knowledge about the state.  This was entirely her initiative and not directed by the program.  In addition, she reached out to our local   physicians to improve the care of all children in the Tampa Bay area."      
  • "She is always inclusive of all persons on the team (students, other trainees, RNs, pharmacy, parents, other caregivers, etc.) and makes sure each feels   welcome and empowered in their roles. She has received numerous patient/caregiver positive comments, positive comments from students and other trainees, consistently advances medical knowledge with research and quality improvement, and is always ahead of schedule in completing even mundane tasks within   medicine and residency life. She is a resident we never need to remind to complete her modules!" 



Culture Champion Award Recipient Jameson Kuang    Jameson Kuang, MD PRG-4

    USF Medicine/Pediatrics 

  • "Despite clinical excellence, Dr. Kuang maintains humility and exudes a calming demeanor at all times. He provides a really strong platform to allow his juniors   to   shine. He goes out of his way to advocate for his patients and his junior learners. He is an exemplary physician, a compassionate human, and a quiet   leader with a servant heart."  
  •  "Dr. Kuang spends his free time working in free clinics, where he will go above and beyond to provide care for the underserved. He role models the true   physician   who cares deeply for his patients. I am so proud to have him as one our trainees."
  • "Jameson makes sure everyone is included and feels seen and heard. He is a wonderful role model and multiple residents have commented on how he has   positively impacted their learning experience."