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2015 Teaching to Choose Wisely Awardees June 17, 2015

The "Teaching to Choose Wisely" campaign is an initiative designed 1) to prepare clinicians to implement high-value decisions, and 2) to develop educators with focused expertise in teaching the principles and practice of healthcare value.  The project titles and team leaders are: "The PedsValue Module: A Nationally Developed Pediatric High-Value Care Education Series" (Dr. Ryan Padrez, Pediatrics) "Teaching Resident Surgeons the Costs Associated with Surgical Supplies" (Dr. Matthew Truesdale... Read More

Posted Under: award, Clinician, Community, Faculty, Public

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

To Treat Emotional Toll of Medical School, Physician Prescribes Shakespeare October 30, 2012

A Dose of Literature Could Produce More Compassionate Clinicians- Story by Kevin EisenmannStudents may begin their medical school careers riding on a cloud of altruism and goodwill, but it’s not long before the grueling schedule, avalanche of new vocabulary and stubborn patients can take a toll.To return the student brain to a state of balance, David Watts, MD, UCSF professor of clinical medicine, argues that a healthy dose of literature — poems and stories, specifically — be a core part of the... Read More

Posted Under: Clinician, Students

A Curriculum for the 21st Century Physician July 26, 2012

During much of the previous century, the image of the stereotypical doctor was television’s Marcus Welby, MD: a warmly paternal and quietly heroic family doctor who worked mostly on his own, often while fighting against “the system” on behalf of the patients and his community. And of course, he was male, just as the nurses he worked with were inevitably female. To practice medicine effectively in the 21st Century, whether in a reformed system in the US or almost anywhere in the world, calls for... Read More

Invitation for UC affiliates to Medicine X July 19, 2012

John Stafford and team from Stanford University are rolling out a special discount for UC faculty and staff for the Stanford Medicine X conference (September 28-30, 2012). The conference will highlight “how emerging technologies will reshape the practice of medicine”. They have 20 spots available at the UC rate. Please see announcement below:In order to welcome our University of California colleagues, the Medicine X organizers are pleased to extend discounted rates of up to 56% off our regular... Read More

Academy11: Academy of Medical Educators Annual Update June 18, 2012

The UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators has published their 2011 report covering the Academy's activities. In this issue, the Academy11 magazine highlights the themes of "community and connection" and "change and new beginnings".Read the report online Read More

Academy of Medical Educators Announces Eight New Innovations Funding Grants May 11, 2012

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF is pleased to announce eight new Innovations Funding grant awards for the 2012-2013 academic year. Totaling over $175,000, these intramural grants are expected to make significant contributions to curricular and educational excellence in the UCSF School of Medicine. Visit Read More

Come meet Patch Adams, MD at UCSF! April 30--time change to 12:30 April 25, 2012

Medicine for fun, not fundsMonday, April 30, 12:30pm, Room N-225You may have heard of Patch Adams through the film about his life in medical school starring Robin Williams. The real Patch Adams is a doctor, but above all else an activist for peace, justice and care for all people.On Monday, April 30, Patch Adams will be visiting UCSF to speak with students and the UCSF community. He will introduce an innovative hospital model designed to address several of the core problems in healthcare... Read More

MedEDPORTAL Featured Publication: Dr. Louise Aronson March 28, 2012

UCSF LEaP (Learning from your Experiences as a Professional): Guidelines for Critical ReflectionThese literature-derived guidelines provide a stand-alone tool instructors can use to help learners effectively reflect on their learning, experiences and professional development. The three page guidelines include instructions on effective use (page 1), a step by step guide through the reflective process (page 2), and answers to a set of frequently asked questions (page 3). They were developed for... Read More