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Associate Dean of Curriculum, Susan Masters to Retire October 10, 2016

Associate Dean of Curriculum, Susan Masters to Retire   After 30 years as a faculty member at UCSF, Dr. Susan Masters will be retiring at the end of the academic year, June 2017. As one of the earliest UCSF full-time basic science educators, Dr. Masters has taught a generation of UCSF professional students basic pharmacology.  She was a lead architect of the 2001 MD Essential Core curriculum and led the Essential Core Life Cycle course for ten years. For the past five years, Dr. Masters has... Read More

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Welcome to Meded: Dohse l Kapoor l Moreno August 31, 2016

Amanda Dohse Student Life & Development Specialist, Student Experience Team Amanda previously worked primarily in Residence Life with undergrads and is looking forward to using her advising, event planning, and communications skills to support medical students in her new role here at UCSF. She’ll be coordinating key medical school events such as commencement, white coat ceremony, and match day. Amanda will also be advising student groups and managing student communications like the... Read More

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Welcome to Meded: Boado l Pisharam l Yanez July 28, 2016

Alissa Boado Course Coordinator, Assessment, Curriculum, Evaluation Alissa supports the Airways, Breathing, Circulation (ABC), Renal, Endocrine, GI, and Nutrition (REGN) and The Brain, Movement, & Behavior Block (BMB) blocks in Foundational Sciences for the Bridges Curriculum. She grew up in San Francisco and loves books and burritos. In her spare time Alissa enjoys walks in Golden Gate Park, trying new restaurants and traveling. Please join us in welcoming Alissa to our team!... Read More

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Leon Jones, MD Appointed Associate Dean for Students July 14, 2016

Leon (Lee) Jones, MD has been appointed as associate dean for students, starting in September 2016. He will succeed Dr. Maxine Papadakis, who recently retired after serving our students and faculty for 17 years. A board certified psychiatrist and nationally recognized expert in enhancing the learning environment for medical students, Dr. Jones joins UCSF from UC Davis, where he is currently the associate dean for student affairs. During his more than 25-year history in medical education, Dr.... Read More

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Welcome to Meded: Kristin Casey June 28, 2016

Kristin Casey arrives to UCSF with experience in both the non-profit sector and education. She is thrilled to join the Bridges team as the Site Coordinator at ZSFG and is currently working with the CMC team as they prepare to welcome first year medical students to a great inaugural year of CMC. After receiving her BA from Fordham University in New York City in 2005, Kristin returned to her hometown of Buffalo, NY where she proudly served for two years with AmeriCorps*VISTA.  Kristin relocated... Read More

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First Annual Coaches Day Prepares Faculty for Launch of Bridges Curriculum June 22, 2016

Coaches Kathryn Eubank, Michelle Guy, and Stephanie Rennke discuss quality improvement Twenty nine faculty members attended a day-long orientation on June 14 in preparation for their role as faculty coaches for the School of Medicine’s new Bridges Curriculum which launches in August. Faculty coaches play an integral role as clinical teachers and advisors for cohorts of students, with whom they maintain a coaching relationship throughout the four years of medical school. For the first 16 ... Read More

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Welcome to Meded: Stephanie Kaner May 25, 2016

Stephanie Kaner will join the Student Assessment unit of ACE on May 31. As Student Assessment Coordinator, Stephanie’s primary responsibilities are to coordinate the new ARCH Weeks in the Bridges Curriculum, as well as the CPX (Clinical Performance Exam) Program. Stephanie recently moved to San Francisco from Boston, where she just completed her Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at Boston University (BU). Stephanie also worked at the Boston University School... Read More

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Highlights from UCSF's Annual Education Showcase April 14, 2016

Pictured: Karen Mann, BN, MSc, PhD, Dalhousie University, delivers keynote address at the Showcase.Photo credit: Karen Brent Over 200 UCSF medical education innovators recently attended The Center for Faculty Educator’s (CFE) annual showcase April 3-5, 2016. The three-day event highlights and celebrates the scholarly work of UCSF faculty educators, learners and staff through a series of workshops and scholarly presentations, including six plenary presentations chosen by the Academy of Medical... Read More

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Associate Dean Papadakis to Step Down/Position Announcement September 30, 2015

After 17 years serving the students and faculty of the UCSF School of Medicine, Dr. Maxine Papadakis has decided to step down as the Associate Dean for Students at the end of the academic year, June 2016. We are deeply grateful for the impact that Dr. “P,” as the students know her, has had in personally supporting students and in developing critical systems for wellbeing, advising, and mentoring programs for our community. In addition, her work in the field of professionalism is recognized... Read More

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Please welcome Abi Martin to the Medical Education Family! September 24, 2015

Medical education is pleased to announce the hire of our new Kanbar center Standardized patient trainer, Abi Martin. Born in Texas, Abi grew up in the mountains of West Virginia and fostered a love of outdoor adventure from a very young age, taking advantage of the white water rafting, hiking, and spelunking the Appalachian region offers throughout her childhood. She returned to Texas in high school and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Abi worked... Read More

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