Julianna Jung (Jules) is the associate director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. She completed medical school at Johns Hopkins in 1999, after which she remained at Hopkins for residency training in Emergency Medicine, graduating in 2002. She completed fellowship at Hopkins as an Assistant Chief of Service in 2004, and became full-time faculty thereafter. Jules has been the Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2005, and since that time has directed the Basic Clerkship in Emergency Medicine, a core requirement for all Hopkins students. Under her direction, this clerkship has received the highest student satisfaction ratings of any clinical clerkship for six consecutive years. This clerkship features a robust simulation curriculum, with each student currently participating in eight high-fidelity scenarios. Due to the success of this curriculum, Jules plans to expand the simulation component of the clerkship, with the eventual goal of eliminating lectures and delivering all core content through simulation-based experiential learning activities.
Since 2007, Jules has also served as director of the Rapid Response section of the School of Medicine capstone course called Transition to Residency and Preparation for Life (“TRIPLE”), for which she designed a full-day high fidelity simulation curriculum featuring complex cases targeted to senior medical students preparing to assume their new roles as interns. For the past two years, she has also directed the “Classroom to Clinic” section of Transition to the Wards (TTW), a month-long course for second year medical students preparing to begin their clinical training. In this capacity, she collaborated with other educators to create a simulation-based curriculum targeting basic assessment and management of acutely ill hospitalized patients. Between the EM clerkship, TRIPLE, and TTW, Jules educates approximately 360 students per year in resuscitation skills.
In 2011, Jules assumed leadership of the Comprehensive Clinical Skills Examination, a standardized patient exam similar to the USMLE Step 2-CS. A requirement for graduation from the School of Medicine, this exam is used to determine whether students have mastered the core competencies required to progress to postgraduate training, and provides valuable feedback about the clinical curriculum. Jules was also named Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center in 2011, and in this capacity will serve as a liason between the School of Medicine and the Simulation Center.