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Helping Hands - Our Students and Residents Bring Compassion and Idealism to our Communities December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017 As we celebrate the season of giving, let's give a shout-out to our amazing students and residents who go beyond their training to help others. The following highlights are only a sample of the many initiatives that help bring care and advance health equity for patients and communities, locally and globally. Read More

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UCSF medical students recognized for discovery and innovation at the Inquiry Summer Explore Symposium December 12, 2017

December 13, 2017 “The nature of what we do as physicians is to make use of information, and critically think about research with a high level of inquiry. Matching to a residency program goes beyond Step 1 and students’ performance; research activities can play a role a role in matching to many specialties,” said Associate Dean for Students Lee Jones, MD. Dr. Jones was the plenary speaker at the 2017 Inquiry Summer Explore Symposium held on December 11, which drew over 200 medical students,... Read More

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Students Improving Patient Safety: Reporting from the CMC Health Improvement Symposium December 04, 2017

December 4, 2017 As part of their Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC) in the Bridges Curriculum, first-year UCSF medical students spend 16 months immersed in a clinical environment, where they learn clinical skills and complete a longitudinal quality improvement project to address urgent healthcare challenges. CMCs build upon knowledge of foundational sciences gained in the classroom, and provide students the opportunity to make a difference in a clinical setting early in their training.... Read More

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UCSF medical students selected for STARS community of learners November 30, 2017

December 1, 2017 First-year medical students Heather Ma and Marissa Silverman will join 48 other medical students nationwide to learn about value in medicine through the new STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) program. STARS was launched by Dell Medical School with funding from the ABIM Foundation and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The program was developed to identify and coach 50 student leaders in the core tenets of value-based care to create better health... Read More

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Dean’s Forum on Our Education Mission showcases the excellence of medical education at UCSF November 29, 2017

November 29, 2017 “Medical education at UCSF is educating learners who will improve the health of our communities and alleviate suffering due to illness and disease in our patients,” said Catherine R. Lucey, MD, UCSF’s Vice Dean & Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine, The Faustino and Martha Molina Bernadett Presidential Chair in Medical Education. “You will recognize School of Medicine graduates by the way they tackle problems and champion inquiry, work in... Read More

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Bridges Curriculum Environmental Health Component Noted in NY Times November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017 Learn how the Bridges Curriculum incorporates knowledge of the impact of the envionment on health. This aspect of the curriculum was described in the New York Times on Nov. 21, 2017. Read More

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UCSF Medical Education Year in Review: Partnerships Across Our Medical Education Community November 09, 2017

November 9, 2017 Review our 2016-2017 Annual Report of UCSF medical education initiatives and achievements.   This year we celebrate our critical partnerships with remarkable staff, faculty, students, School of Medicine leaders, and community organizations that have supported and advanced our work—which ultimately results in high-quality educational programs that are shaping our medical students and residents into 21st Century physicians who deliver compassionate patient care, and... Read More

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Osher Mini Medical School for the Public Starts This Week October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 The UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public, which started yesterday, is designed to provide members of the community the opportunity to see and hear what goes on every day in UCSF’s classrooms and research labs with lectures from the same faculty who are on the front lines, teaching students in the health professions. UCSF Osher Mini Medical School addresses the accelerating public interest in the scientific knowledge behind the health headlines, the role of the... Read More

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Quality Improvement Across UCSF October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 Read about last month's Quality Improvement Symposium, which drew hundreds of healthcare professionals, students, graduates, and researchers from across UCSF. First-year medical student Chris Cai gives an overview of the posters and research findings presented. Read More

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Attend the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship Health Systems Improvement Poster Symposium October 05, 2017

October 5, 2017 RSVP now for the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC) Health Systems Improvement Poster Symposium! Date/Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017: 3 – 5pm Location: 500 Parnassus Avenue: Millberry Union Golden Gate & City Lights Rooms This symposium is an opportunity for students from the inaugural class of the Bridges curriculum to present posters of the systems improvement work they have been doing in clinical sites from August 2016 – September 2017. Please join us to learn... Read More

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