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2014 AAMC Medical Education Meeting Live at UCSF October 29, 2014

The first national medical education hosted by the AAMC will take place on November 6-7 in Chicago. Due to popularity of this meeting registration has sold out but AAMC is streaming much of the content from the meeting LIVE. This service is FREE but registration is requiredWatch select live stream sessions at your desktop or host group viewing streamed into classrooms, conference rooms and auditoriums. Group viewing offers institutions the opportunity to gather subject matter experts and... Read More

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Pathways to Discovery New Leadership August 12, 2013

UCSF’s Pathways to Discovery (PTD) program is gearing up for a new academic year with new leadership and changes to its organizational structure.  Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, stepped down as the director of the PTD program after a very successful tenure.  In her place, we have convened a self-governing Board of Directors (membership below), led by a chair and supported by a program manager.H. Carrie Chen, MD, MSEd, remains the director of the Health Professions Education Pathway and has accepted... Read More

7 Billion Well: Re-imagining Global Health November 07, 2012

UCSF Global Health Sciences is supporting a TEDx San Francisco event- a full day on the science, solutions and inspiration for a healthy, well population. Thirty speakers from academia, Silicon Valley, social justice organizations and the arts will give short, dynamic talks on a variety of topics related to global health.If you can't join in person this Saturday for 7 Billion Well, please join online for the (free) live webcast at!VIDEO:Pioneers Deepak Chopra,Sir Richard Feachem... Read More

Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators welcomes the Class of 2012 August 07, 2012

A dozen new members have been selected for the Academy Class of 2012!Please join us in welcoming the following colleagues who will join the Academy in September:Kenny Bahn, MD – Emergency Medicine / UCSF FresnoDavid Duong, MD, MS – Emergency MedicineEllen Haller, MD – PsychiatryGregory Hendey, MD – Emergency Medicine / UCSF FresnoRenee Kinman, MD, PhD – Pediatrics / UCSF FresnoLindsay Mazotti, MD – Medicine, Kaiser PermanenteMeg McNamara, MD – PediatricsHeather Nye, MD, PhD – MedicineGlenn... Read More

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

Leading for Change in Health Professional Education July 18, 2012

Leading for Change in Health Professional Education, now in its 4th year, is organized by Karolinska Instiutet, in Sweden, one of the globally leading biomedical research universities and home of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, and by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.When: November 12-16, 2012Where: Karolinska Institutet / Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, SwedenLeading for... 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

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

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 Read More