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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

Hispanic Business Media names UCSF School of Medicine #1 Top Rated Medical School August 30, 2012

UCSF School of Medicine has once again been named #1 Top Rated Medical School by HispanicBusiness Media Inc.Each year, HispanicBusiness measures and ranks the effectiveness of the nation’s universities in attracting Hispanic students. To understand the effect of these schools on Hispanics, HispanTelligence, the research arm of, assesses the nation’s top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine, business, engineering and law.The 40 universities—10 in each degree... 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

Register today: 2012 Education Day April 27 April 25, 2012

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2012 UCSF EDUCATION DAYUCSF Parnassus CampusFriday April 27, 2012The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is proud to sponsor UCSF's 11th Annual Education Day, an event that showcases the scholarly work of faculty, residents, and students and fosters continued evaluation and dissemination of this work.The program presents peer-reviewed oral presentations, posters and hands-on workshops that focus on undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. The program... 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

Medical Students Mark ‘Match Day’ at UCSF March 22, 2012

As if medical school isn’t challenging enough. Students study hard for years working toward a degree. They log long hours in clinics, labs, and classrooms. Then, just before graduation, they surrender their future to an algorithm. This is the tradition of Match Day, when medical students across the country are matched to the residency program by a computer program, determining not only where they will work, but also the type of doctor they will become.UCSF School of Medicine 2012 graduates were... Read More