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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

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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

Medical Student Sam Brondfield Confronts Cancer at Bench, Bedside and Beyond June 22, 2012

Story Credit: Kevin EisenmannPhoto Credit: Susan MerrellAt one of the highest-ranked medical schools in the country, it’s not surprising to find students with big appetites for learning. In the laboratory, there are those who seek out challenges at the bench, peering into microscopes for answers. Others work at the bedside, guiding patients through treatment options. And then there are the caregivers who heal patients’ hearts and minds, often overlooked collateral damage when disease strikes.... Read More

Congratulations to the 2012 Holly Smith Award Recipients May 15, 2012

The Holly Smith Award was created to recognize exceptional service that has resulted in broad and long lasting benefit to the School of Medicine. Please join us in congratulation this year’s recipients of the annual Holly Smith Awards for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine:  Laurae Pearson, Alicia Velasquez, and Molly Cooke, MD.We will be celebrating our award recipients at Salute to Excellence, an informal reception and recognition for all School of Medicine employees, on Wednesday... Read More

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Education for Everyone May 15, 2012

Coursera is changing the face of education globally, and invites you to expand your knowledge base with high quality courses from the top universities, free of charge. Coursera hosts courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania. For more information visit Read More

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Whisper in my soul May 15, 2012

“Whisper in My Soul,” a reading of conversations from letters exchanged by UCSF medical, nursing and pharmacy students and UCSF patients coping with life-threatening illnesses, will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31 at the Mount Zion campus 1600 Divisadero St., Herbst Hall, second floor. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to both performances. Donations accepted.For more information, contact Cindy Perlis, director of Art for Recovery, at cynthia.perlis@ucsfmedctr.org Read More

Congratulate Green Award Recipient Kristen Fitzhenry at the UCSF LivingGreen Fair on May 10 May 04, 2012

Kristen Fitzhenry will be presented an award at the  LivingGreen Fair for her efforts in keeping our campus Green!Kristen created, organized, and chairs Team Green committee for the SOM Dean's office units –she created, wrote, and finalized Green charter and initiatives with the Team.  She researches and disseminates Green tips for Med Ed blog and is a constant proponent of greening initiatives in her workplace. Examples include saving paper by not printing agendas for meetings and sharing... Read More

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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

Chancellor Celebrates Excellence in Education April 18, 2012

Download a PDF version of the poster.UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, celebrated excellence in education during her 2012 commencement address to be webcast live on Tuesday, April 24.The UCSF community is invited to watch the recorded address.  Read More

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