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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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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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New Center for Faculty Educators Announced March 25, 2015

 Who is designing and building the most innovative medical school curriculum in the world?Who leads its implementation across the campus and in our diverse clinical settings?Who makes our residency training programs among the most desired by graduates?Who leads innovation and research to create the physicians of the 21st century? The answer lies in the extraordinary faculty educators of the UCSF School of Medicine.To maximize support of, and advocacy for, our educators, the School of Medicine... Read More

Danielle Cohen joins the Anatomy Learning Center February 24, 2015

Danielle joined the team at UCSF Simulated Learning Centers on Monday, February 16, 2015. She graduated from UC Davis in 2013 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and continued on to Georgetown University to earn her Masters in Physiology by 2014. Having taken anatomy at both institutions, she is well versed in the mechanics of a cadaver lab. Danielle is enthusiastic about becoming part of our team and looks forward to summer pre-dissections!In her spare time, Danielle is a lover of the outdoors... Read More

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