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Highlights from UCSF's 2017 Education Showcase March 30, 2017

"As educators, we need to critically reflect on the relationship between how we train individuals in medical education and their ability to collectively deliver quality healthcare," said Lorelei Lingard, PhD, during her keynote address at the annual UCSF Education Showcase, hosted by the Center for Faculty Educators (CFE), at the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses. Lorelei Lingard, PhD; photo by Marco Sanchez, UCSF DM Photography Her address was one of more than 30 workshops, plenary talks... Read More

UCSF Celebrates Ten Years of the Groundbreaking PISCES Program March 09, 2017

March 9, 2017 On January 28, current students, alumni, and faculty gathered at Mission Bay to celebrate ten years of the Parnassus Integrated Student Clinical Experience (PISCES) longitudinal clerkship.  With keynote presentations by Catherine Lucey, MD, Vice Dean for Education, Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Director of Education for Global Health Sciences, and David Irby, PhD, Professor of Medicine, as well as PISCES alumni presentations and a patient panel, the... Read More

UCSF Clinical Enterprise Strategic Plan April 07, 2014

A strategic plan was recently completed for the UCSF Clinical Enterprise called “UCSF Vision 2020.” With the implementation of this plan, the medical center and children’s hospital will provide innovative, high-quality, cost-competitive clinical services, and deliver an unparalleled patient experience across the entire care continuum. With many important initiatives underway throughout the clinical enterprise, this strategic plan will help focus our efforts on those that will be most beneficial... Read More

School of Medicine Retreat Envisions Ideal Learning Environments March 03, 2014

The UCSF School of Medicine held its annual Dean’s Leadership Retreat in January, this year dedicated to envisioning the ideal learning environment for health professions students, graduate students, graduate medical education trainees, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.Designed by a team led by Vice Dean Catherine Lucey, MD, the retreat attracted top faculty from throughout the University who gathered at the Presidio to take stock of the changes sweeping through both education and health... Read More

Posted Under: Faculty, leadership, Staff, Students

New Program Director for PRIME-US January 06, 2014

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Leigh Kimberg, MD as the new Program Director for PRIME-US, a five-year track at the UCSF School of Medicine and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program for students committed to working with urban underserved communities.Leigh has been a volunteer faculty member at UCSF for 19 years while working for the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) at the Maxine Hall Health Center. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the... Read More

iPads in the Lab: interview with UCSF’s Chandler Mayfield November 12, 2013

Michele Mizejewski,  the Web Initiatives Librarian at UCSF Library, recently interviewed Chandler Mayfield, Director of Technology Enhanced Learned in the School of Medicine about how we use iPads in our anatomy lab. Her interview was based on his 2013 paper in Anatomical Sciences Education. Read Michele's Blog and this interview.   Mayfield CH, Ohara PT, O’sullivan PS. Perceptions of a mobile technology on learning strategies in the anatomy laboratory. Anat Sci Educ. 2013;6(2):81-9. Read More

UCSF Rankings: U.S. News & World Reports - 2014 Best Grad Schools March 12, 2013

The 2014 rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s issue of “American’s Best Graduate Schools.” ranked UCSF School of Medicine fourth in both primary care education and research education—the only school in the nation to rank among the top five in both categories.The report also updated our rankings in medical subspecialties, including our continued placement as first among all medical schools in AIDS medicine, and second in drug/alcohol abuse medical education, internal medicine and women’s... Read More

Welcome Melissa Salonga to Medical Education December 18, 2012

We are pleased to let you know that Melissa Salonga is joining Educational Data, starting Monday December 17. She is replacing Jen Cross, who left in early November after 5 years in Educational Data, to pursue her writing career full-time.Melissa is leaving the Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology and has 12 years of UCSF experience. But she is no stranger to SOM Medical Education, having served since 2008 as course administrator for several Essential Core blocks. In addition,... Read More

Holiday Safety Tips from UCSF Police December 13, 2012

The holiday season is a wonderful and magical time of year. With the colorful holiday lights, joyful music, sounds of laughter and feelings of good will, it is easy to forget that we may become a victim of a crime.Falling victim to crime can happen to anyone at anytime, UCSF police say. While there are no guarantees that you won’t be a victim, there are things you can do to avoid being an easy target. The following suggestions are offered to assist you and your family:Prevent Auto... Read More

Posted Under: Faculty, Staff, Students

Mobile Apps and Resources at the UCSF Library November 26, 2012

Mobile devices are transforming the health sciences. UCSF library offers a helpful guide how to get the most out of all the apps that are out there.  Read More

Posted Under: Faculty, Residents, Staff, Students, Tools