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Medical Education

Anda Kuo, MD

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

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MS 6E/SFGH (nh)
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I am the Director of the UCSF Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program and Associate Director of Curriculum for the UCSF Pathways to Health and Society. Accordingly, my interests are in community health, physician leadership competencies, and the incorporation of leadership training into the core of medical education, particularly to improve the health of vulnerable populations.

I am a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and am the Chair of it's Communications Working Group. I welcome collaborations in teaching, evaluation and assessment, and the development of educational resources in leadership competencies for health care learners across departments and schools. I also seek opportunities to develop interdiscplinary, educational collaborations with other professional learners in feilds such as law and business.

Some of the specific topics I have facilitated include: developing and articulating vision, negotiation, conflict management, emapathic listening, time management, emotional intelligence, and personal leadership inventories (such as the Myers Briggs and the Leadership Practice Inventory).

  1. Kuo AK, Thyne SM, Chen HC, West DC, Kamei RK. An innovative residency program designed to develop leaders to improve the health of children. Acad Med. 2010 Oct; 85(10):1603-8.
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  2. Henry D, Marquez C, Kuo AK. E-portfolios for community projects: capturing the process. Med Educ. 2009 May; 43(5):481.
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  3. Kuo AK, Irby DI, Loeser H. Does direct observation improve medical students' clerkship experiences? Med Educ. 2005 May; 39(5):518.
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  4. Kuo AK, Ma CT, Kamei RK. Evening continuity clinic: preserving primary care education in the face of duty hour limitations? Ambul Pediatr. 2004 Jul-Aug; 4(4):332-5.
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