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UCSF's School of Medicine Ranks in the Top Five Nationally March 14, 2017

UCSF ranked in the top five nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Survey of graduate schools. Our school ranked fourth in training medical students in biomedical research and third in primary care education, the two broad categories in which the magazine rates medical schools nationally. Learn more in UCSF’s News Center. Read More

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UCSF Celebrates Ten Years of the Groundbreaking PISCES Program March 09, 2017

March 9, 2017 On January 28, current students, alumni, and faculty gathered at Mission Bay to celebrate ten years of the Parnassus Integrated Student Clinical Experience (PISCES) longitudinal clerkship.  With keynote presentations by Catherine Lucey, MD, Vice Dean for Education, Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Director of Education for Global Health Sciences, and David Irby, PhD, Professor of Medicine, as well as PISCES alumni presentations and a patient panel, the... Read More

Medical Students Explore Healthcare Delivery Improvement with Clinical Microsystems Clerkship March 01, 2017

The Bridges Curriculum launched at UCSF in August 2016. Learn about one innovative component of the curriculum, the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC). Through CMCs, students learn how to help patients navigate a complex healthcare system, while also improving the health of populations and the effectiveness of the healthcare system. Review the full story here. Read More

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Welcome New Staff March 01, 2017

Medical Education welcomed several new staff members over the past 8 months. Please join us in welcoming these new staff to our units! Zohra Saiyed joined PRIME-US at UCSF as the Program Administrator. Her personal mission is aligned with PRIME-US’s goal to train medical students to work with and advocate for under-resourced communities and promote health equity. She has a history of mission-driven advocacy, communications, and administrative work, most recently with the Family and Community... Read More

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to Deliver 2017 UCSF School of Medicine Commencement Address December 22, 2016

The UCSF School of Medicine has announced that Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, will deliver the commencement address on May 15, 2017. The Class of 2017 Keynote Speaker Selection Committee chose to invite Dr. Murthy because of his expertise and experience in HIV/AIDS education and community health, passion for health reform, and unique perspective on healthcare as Surgeon General. Read full story here Read More

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Welcome New Staff December 15, 2016

Medical Education welcomed six new staff members this fall. Please join us in welcoming these new staff to our units!   Mahdi Ardestani  Admissions Student Experience Team Mahdi Ardestani started as the Medical Student Education Operations and Special Projects Manager. Mahdi comes to us from Omada Health, a health-tech start up, where he was a key part of the people and operations team. Before that Mahdi worked at UC Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services and he’s excited to be... Read More

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Medical Student Reports on Summer with Care Connect Program December 06, 2016

Taking care of patients with complex needs through an interdisciplinary approach. Photo: Elisabeth Fall By Zoe Kornberg, MS2 *Note: Patient-identifying information has been changed to protect patient confidentiality. This summer as part of the UCSF Primary Care Leadership Academy, I spent six weeks precepting at a county-run primary care practice in Richmond called Care Connect. This practice is solely dedicated to patients who are characterized as super-utilizers—those who use a... Read More

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Medical Students Take On Wilderness In Yosemite December 06, 2016

  During the final scenario in the woods of Yosemite National Park, students gather around Nelson Diamond, MD, to assess, stabilize, and transport the patient with what limited supplies they have. Photo: Greg Richardson, MD By Jeffrey Chen, MS4 “I can’t breathe!” a man screams, struggling to keep his head above the running waters of the Merced River. “Somebody, I’m drowning!” “Please! Somebody help us!” shouts a woman, from the far bank of the river. Two bystander medical students dive into... Read More

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Welcome New Staff Plonsker (GME) and Reed (ACE) October 31, 2016

  Pearl Plonsker GME Analyst Office of Graduate Medical Education Pearl is a GME analyst focused mainly on finance and special projects. She is a native San Franciscan and recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she received her BS in sport administration. In her spare time, Pearl loves to hike, travel, and watch  her favorite sports teams, the Giants, Warriors, Sharks, 49ers, and Cincinnati Bearcats. We are incredibly happy to have her join our team!            Avila... Read More

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Associate Dean of Curriculum, Susan Masters, PhD Retires October 10, 2016

Associate Dean for Curriculum, Susan Masters, PhD Retires   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... Read More

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