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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 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

UCSF Partners with Coursera: Dr. Lucey Explores Continuing Meducation Education Online February 27, 2013

Medical knowledge is changing very rapidly. New discoveries are being put into practice every month- Catherine R. Lucey, MDVice Dean for Medical Education  Physicians who need to fulfill their continuing medical education requirements can now head to their computers to take a new online course from UCSF.Last summer, UCSF announced a partnership with the online education company Coursera to offer three massive open online courses, or MOOCs, starting last month. This week, the UCSF Office of... Read More

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

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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

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

IT Innovation Contest- Explore Your Creativity! July 20, 2012

Announcement from Elazar HarelVice Chancellor Information Technical ServicesIn the spirit of promoting creativity and innovation at UCSF, I am pleased to announce an exciting IT Innovation Contest.  We are launching this experiment because we believe that giving people space and time to explore their creativity can result in magnificent and unexpected results.  We don't expect that every project chosen will necessarily be successful, but part of this initiative is to take some risks and explore... 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

Innovation in Health Education: Call for Poster Presentations- Deadline July 20 July 18, 2012

MedEdPORTAL invites users to submit a proposal for a scholarly poster that describes innovations in health education.  Thematic areas for innovation include Veteran’s Health and Wellness, Implementation Science and Outcomes Research, Interprofessional Training and Collaborative Practice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex Cultural Competency, and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. Users should describe the utilization of innovative educational techniques and curricula to address... Read More

Helen Loeser Appointed as Director of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators June 07, 2012

Immediate ReleaseI am pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Loeser, MD, MSc, as the director of the Academy of Medical Educators (AME). Dr. Loeser succeeds Molly Cooke, MD, whose visionary leadership over the past 12 years has been instrumental in establishing the UCSF AME as a national and international leader in recognizing, rewarding, and fostering the careers of medical educators. Dr. Cooke will transition her AME leadership responsibilities to Dr. Loeser this month.Dr. Loeser is a... Read More