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UCSF medical student selected to attend prestigious Clinton Global Initiative University September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017 Fourth-year medical student Daniela Brissett will attend Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University next month at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. The three-day meeting brings together more than 1,100 innovative student leaders worldwide working in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.  Brissett (below, in blue) is enrolled in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (... Read More

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Medical education at UCSF advances through virtual reality September 18, 2017

Find out how virtual reality (VR) is being used in the anatomy classroom to advance training for medical students. VR software is being used as part of a research pilot with UCSF Professor of Physical Therapy and Anatomy Kimberly Topp, PhD, PT, in collaboration with medical education technology pioneered in the School of Medicine’s Technology Enhanced Education (TEE) group. Read the full story. Read More

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UCSF Pledges Continued Support for DACA Students September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017 A forum was held last week at UCSF to address the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In opening remarks for the Defending DACA forum, Renee Navarro, MD, vice chancellor of Diversity and Outreach, said, “It’s now more important than ever before for us to stand shoulder to shoulder together in defense of the rights of those who are members of the DACA program.” Cruz was among the panelists at the forum held... Read More

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UCSF 2017 White Coat Ceremony August 07, 2017

August 7, 2017 After an exciting week of orientation and lectures, this year’s incoming class of UCSF medical students began their official start of training last Friday with the White Coat Ceremony. Read the full story here.   Read More

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An Interview with 2017 Pew Scholar Anna Molofsky, MD, PhD August 01, 2017

Read an article by student writer, Marci Rosenberg, who is in the MSTP (MD/PhD) program, describing her summer lab experience and interviewing her PI, Anna Molofsky, MD, PhD. Read More

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New Vice Chair of Education, Margo Vener, MD, MPH June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 Earlier this month, Margo Vener, MD, PHD, succeeded Beth Wilson, MD, PHD, who is departing to become Chair of Family Medicine at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Vener has spent her entire professional career at UCSF, graduating from the UCSF School of Medicine and training in the UCSF-ZSFG FCM Residency Program. Following residency Margo completed a one-year Fellowship in Medical Education before joining the department’s faculty in 1999. In addition to teaching in the UCSF-ZSFG... Read More

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UCSF’s Graduate Medical Education Presents 2017 Excellence and Innovation Awards June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 Last week, UCSF’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) announced recipients of the fourth annual UCSF Excellence and Innovation in GME Awards.  These awards recognize faculty, program coordinators or other GME administrative staff, residents and fellows who have demonstrated exemplary efforts to improve GME at UCSF.   This year’s winners showed a commitment to advancing graduate medical education at UCSF through educational and clinical quality improvement, service excellence, and... Read More

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UCSF medical student Derek Smith awarded the AMA Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017 Derek Smith, a third-year medical student at UCSF, received this year’s American Medical Association (AMA) Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award in recognition of his dedication and efforts in pediatrics and initiatives to help deliver more equitable care to underserved pediatric populations.  Smith has already helped coordinate a student-run free clinic in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood that serves marginalized communities, acted as treasurer of the Student... Read More

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Tracy Fulton, PhD, presented with a Master Teaching Award June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 Congratulations to Tracy Fulton, PhD, who was honored with a Master Teacher Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE). The award honors an IAMSE member who has consistently demonstrated extraordinary excellence in teaching, both at her institution and within IAMSE. Learn more about the award presented to Dr. Fulton and her achievements.   Read More

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UCSF to receive $2.6 million over five years to continue work on transforming medical education June 09, 2017

June 8, 2017 UCSF's School of Medicine has joined a consortium of seven leading schools nationwide partnering in the Kern Institute. Changes in healthcare nationwide have created a need for medical schools to respond with innovative methods to prepare physicians to meet the new demands of the profession. Seven medical schools across the country, including UCSF, are driving catalytic change in how physicians learn through the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of... Read More

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