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To Treat Emotional Toll of Medical School, Physician Prescribes Shakespeare October 30, 2012

A Dose of Literature Could Produce More Compassionate Clinicians- Story by Kevin EisenmannStudents may begin their medical school careers riding on a cloud of altruism and goodwill, but it’s not long before the grueling schedule, avalanche of new vocabulary and stubborn patients can take a toll.To return the student brain to a state of balance, David Watts, MD, UCSF professor of clinical medicine, argues that a healthy dose of literature — poems and stories, specifically — be a core part of the... Read More

Posted Under: Clinician, Students

UCSF Presence at AAMC Annual Meeting October 26, 2012

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco November 1-7, 2012. This is the first time the AAMC has met in San Francisco since 2002. UCSF has a strong presence at this year's meeting and below is a list of presentations or events feature UCSF staff and faculty. This list was provided by the AAMC and may not be complete. It list the name of the primay presenter or host only and there are many other UCSF community members who will participate... Read More

UCSF School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 White Coat Ceremony October 22, 2012

The UCSF School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 participated in the annual rite of passage for physicians: donning white coats, the official start of their medical training. During the Sept. 7 White Coat Ceremony before family, friends and fellow classmates at UCSF, the first-year students took a vow to maintain professional attitudes and behaviors in work and in relationships with their peers, teachers, patients and the community.A multi-talented bunch, this year’s entering medical students... Read More

UCSF Art Show October 1-4 October 01, 2012

The UCSF Art Show is being held at the Millberry Conference Center this week Oct 1 – 4Come and appreciate the work of our peers on campus.  Our lunch time talks (12noon to 1pm) are special this year.On Tuesday,  Julia Kay will be showing Digital Art, for the iPad, iPhone and smartphone apps.On Wednesday, David Hand, will be talking and showing us Cell phone photography.On Thursday, Rachel Rodi is giving a talk on the Community Mosaic Project.Please feel free to share this with your peers,... Read More

Welcome Tim Galbreath to UCSF and Medical Education September 14, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Tim Galbreath to UCSF and Medical Education.  Tim coordinates two programs within Medical Education and the campus at large. Tim is working with Gail Persily and Pat O’Sullivan on faculty development, focusing specifically on educational technology and with Carrie Chen in the Health Professions Education (HPE) Pathway.  Tim comes to us with three years of experience in public relations as well as program management experience in the nonprofit sector.  He will play a... Read More

Hispanic Business Media names UCSF School of Medicine #1 Top Rated Medical School August 30, 2012

UCSF School of Medicine has once again been named #1 Top Rated Medical School by HispanicBusiness Media Inc.Each year, HispanicBusiness measures and ranks the effectiveness of the nation’s universities in attracting Hispanic students. To understand the effect of these schools on Hispanics, HispanTelligence, the research arm of, assesses the nation’s top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine, business, engineering and law.The 40 universities—10 in each degree... Read More

Job Opening: Kanbar Center Financial and Programming Coordinator August 20, 2012

Kanbar Center for Simulation and Clinical Education supports UCSF's educational mission of teaching, learning, and assessment through simulation recreating routine and complex situations, thereby improving patient care and safety.  The center’s learning activities cover the entire spectrum of patient care, from practice of history taking and physical examination to interprofessional team training and procedural skills practice.Under the direction of the Kanbar Center Operations Director, this... Read More

Posted Under: human resources, jobs, Staff

Comings and Goings: Jewel Smally August 09, 2012

Please join us in wishing well to Jewel Smally, a valued member of the Medical Education team. Jewel has been with us for nine years and has provided extraordinary results in the Kanbar Center during her tenure.  In addition to her role as Financial Analyst shortly following the center’s move to the new Teaching and Learning Center, Jewel mastered the administrative support of the B-Line Medical Clinical Skills audio and visual and evaluation tool.  Jewel is departing our group at the end of... Read More

Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators welcomes the Class of 2012 August 07, 2012

A dozen new members have been selected for the Academy Class of 2012!Please join us in welcoming the following colleagues who will join the Academy in September:Kenny Bahn, MD – Emergency Medicine / UCSF FresnoDavid Duong, MD, MS – Emergency MedicineEllen Haller, MD – PsychiatryGregory Hendey, MD – Emergency Medicine / UCSF FresnoRenee Kinman, MD, PhD – Pediatrics / UCSF FresnoLindsay Mazotti, MD – Medicine, Kaiser PermanenteMeg McNamara, MD – PediatricsHeather Nye, MD, PhD – MedicineGlenn... Read More

Welcome Jenny Crawford: FPC Coordinator August 03, 2012

Please join us in welcoming our new FPC Coordinator,  Jenny Crawford, who started with Medical Education on August 2nd.Jenny recently received her MPH from Capella University and previously earned her MA in Education from Aliant International University in 2008.  Jenny has several years of relevant experience managing events, communicating with instructors and students, and designing and implementing trainings and educational curricula. Most recently she was a training consultant and health... Read More