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New Vice Chair of Education, Margo Vener, MD, MPH June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 Earlier this month, Margo Vener, MD, PHD, succeeded Beth Wilson, MD, PHD, who is departing to become Chair of Family Medicine at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Vener has spent her entire professional career at UCSF, graduating from the UCSF School of Medicine and training in the UCSF-ZSFG FCM Residency Program. Following residency Margo completed a one-year Fellowship in Medical Education before joining the department’s faculty in 1999. In addition to teaching in the UCSF-ZSFG... Read More

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UCSF’s Graduate Medical Education Presents 2017 Excellence and Innovation Awards June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 Last week, UCSF’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) announced recipients of the fourth annual UCSF Excellence and Innovation in GME Awards.  These awards recognize faculty, program coordinators or other GME administrative staff, residents and fellows who have demonstrated exemplary efforts to improve GME at UCSF.   This year’s winners showed a commitment to advancing graduate medical education at UCSF through educational and clinical quality improvement, service excellence, and... Read More

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UCSF medical student Derek Smith awarded the AMA Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017 Derek Smith, a third-year medical student at UCSF, received this year’s American Medical Association (AMA) Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award in recognition of his dedication and efforts in pediatrics and initiatives to help deliver more equitable care to underserved pediatric populations.  Smith has already helped coordinate a student-run free clinic in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood that serves marginalized communities, acted as treasurer of the Student... Read More

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Tracy Fulton, PhD, presented with a Master Teaching Award June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 Congratulations to Tracy Fulton, PhD, who was honored with a Master Teacher Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE). The award honors an IAMSE member who has consistently demonstrated extraordinary excellence in teaching, both at her institution and within IAMSE. Learn more about the award presented to Dr. Fulton and her achievements.   Read More

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UCSF to receive $2.6 million over five years to continue work on transforming medical education June 09, 2017

June 8, 2017 UCSF's School of Medicine has joined a consortium of seven leading schools nationwide partnering in the Kern Institute. Changes in healthcare nationwide have created a need for medical schools to respond with innovative methods to prepare physicians to meet the new demands of the profession. Seven medical schools across the country, including UCSF, are driving catalytic change in how physicians learn through the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of... Read More

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UCSF Faculty Honored with Awards at 2017 Convocation June 01, 2017

June 1, 2017 The School of Medicine’s graduating class honored faculty at this year’s convocation event May 12, recognizing the dedication and leadership of teachers, clinical faculty, and housestaff with several types of awards given annually to medical education leaders. We spoke with select students from the Class of 2017 about their experience learning from these dedicated educators, and we share insights from a few of the award-winners themselves on their work with the students. The... Read More

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Celebrating Susan Masters, PhD May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017 Susan Masters, PhD, UCSF’s Associate Dean for Curriculum, retired this month. For thirty years on the faculty at UCSF, Susan’s leadership and innovation was instrumental to the development and implementation of the medical school’s Bridges Curriculum.  As one of the earliest full-time basic science educators, Susan has taught a generation of UCSF professional students basic pharmacology.  She was a lead architect of the 2001 MD Essential Core Curriculum and led the Essential Core... Read More

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Catherine Lucey, MD Appointed as Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017 On May 26, Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced the appointment of Catherine Lucey, MD, as the Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine. She will continue to serve in her role as Vice Dean for Education. Dean King has charged Dr. Lucey with defining and implementing the School of Medicine vision, missions and goals; leading the School of Medicine strategic planning process; advising on a strategic engagement plan to ensure effective communication with diverse... Read More

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Congratulations to UCSF's School of Medicine Class of 2017! May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017 Delivering the welcome address at this year’s UCSF School of Medicine commencement at Davies Symphony Hall yesterday, Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, commended 156 graduates as “Students who raised awareness and spurred us to action through their initiatives, and who showed us there is no health without social justice.”   Insights from students and faculty were shared with commencement attendees within the context of social and political transition in the U.S., with a vision for... Read More

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Subscribe to our new medical education podcast! May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017  Check out our new medical education podcast! The Spark: Medical education for curious minds presents the people and stories behind medical education at UCSF and our community of learners. Through The Spark, we feature perspectives and insights from faculty, staff and students in the School of Medicine’s medical education community, delivered over each episode monthly. Visit us on Sound Cloud and subscribe with the link here. Read More

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