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School of Medicine Honored for Excellence in Faculty Development


Pictured in foreground is Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD at an annual UCSF Education Day event.

The UCSF School of Medicine has been recognized for its achievements in education by a leading international organization. UCSF is the first and only medical school in the world to receive this award. This reflects Dr. Patricia O’Sullivan’s amazing work in creating an exemplary and comprehensive faculty development program, which now serves as the standard for excellence worldwide. O'Sullivan, EdD, is a professor of medicine and surgery and director of faculty development.

The school will be presented with the ASPIRE to Excellence in Faculty Development Award in August at the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2016 International Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The conference brings together more than 3,500 teachers, researchers and leaders in health professions education from around the world.

The ASPIRE initiative, under the auspices of AMEE (the leading international association for medical education) aims to promote excellence in education, alongside research, as a measure of quality in medical, dental and veterinary schools. ASPIRE recognizes schools that excel in four areas: assessment of students, student engagement, social accountability of the school, and faculty development.

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