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Medical Education

Teaching from the Classroom to the Clinic


Sharad Jain, MD, center, works with medical resident Kavita Radhakrishna in the General Medicine Clinic at San Fracisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Photo by Cindy Chew

What makes a good teacher? When it comes to dealing with life and death, a great teacher looks beyond the classroom to empower students who will be making critical decisions. Here are some ways that's happening at UC San Francisco.

To prepare the next generation of health care providers, many faculty are moving away from rote memorization and toward a more immersive, hands-on approach to teaching. UCSF's faculty have embraced a range of new methods from facilitating experiential learning by visiting vulnerable patients’ in their homes to replacing lectures with hands-on practice labs.




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Story By Kathleen Masterson


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