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Welcome Marika Smally to UCSF and Medical Education January 08, 2013

Marika serves as the financial coordinator and administering the B-Line Medical Clinical Skills exam flow programming for the educational activities at the Kanbar center. Marika is a familiar face at Kanbar and Medical Education as she began working as a temporary employee in 2006 supporting Clinical Performance exams in the Clinical Skills Center.  Marika recently obtained her bachelor’s degree from Dominican University where she studied Humanities with an emphasis in Social and Cultural... Read More

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Allison Savage Joins Medical Education December 19, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Allison Savage as a permanent member to Medical Education!  Allison is theOffice Manager for the Office of Medical Education and is Special Assistant to Catherine Lucey and Kevin H. Souza. Allison was born at UCSF and was raised in the bay area.  She earned a degree in Human Development from Boston College University. While in Boston she was the office manager for the Steppingstone Foundation.  Allison recently returned to the bay area, and we are fortunate that she... Read More

Welcome Melissa Salonga to Medical Education December 18, 2012

We are pleased to let you know that Melissa Salonga is joining Educational Data, starting Monday December 17. She is replacing Jen Cross, who left in early November after 5 years in Educational Data, to pursue her writing career full-time.Melissa is leaving the Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology and has 12 years of UCSF experience. But she is no stranger to SOM Medical Education, having served since 2008 as course administrator for several Essential Core blocks. In addition,... Read More

Holiday Safety Tips from UCSF Police December 13, 2012

The holiday season is a wonderful and magical time of year. With the colorful holiday lights, joyful music, sounds of laughter and feelings of good will, it is easy to forget that we may become a victim of a crime.Falling victim to crime can happen to anyone at anytime, UCSF police say. While there are no guarantees that you won’t be a victim, there are things you can do to avoid being an easy target. The following suggestions are offered to assist you and your family:Prevent Auto... Read More

Posted Under: Faculty, Staff, Students

Mobile Apps and Resources at the UCSF Library November 26, 2012

Mobile devices are transforming the health sciences. UCSF library offers a helpful guide how to get the most out of all the apps that are out there.  Read More

Posted Under: Faculty, Residents, Staff, Students, Tools

7 Billion Well: Re-imagining Global Health November 07, 2012

UCSF Global Health Sciences is supporting a TEDx San Francisco event- a full day on the science, solutions and inspiration for a healthy, well population. Thirty speakers from academia, Silicon Valley, social justice organizations and the arts will give short, dynamic talks on a variety of topics related to global health.If you can't join in person this Saturday for 7 Billion Well, please join online for the (free) live webcast at!VIDEO:Pioneers Deepak Chopra,Sir Richard Feachem... Read More

Welcome Natalie Descalzi to Medical Education October 31, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Natalie Descalzi to UCSF and Medical Education.  Natalie coordinates scheduling within the Kanbar Center and assists with running clinical and simulation educational activities along with assisting with tours and outreach programs. Natalie comes to us with three years of experience in healthcare administration as well as NIH experience in the Clinical Center Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  She is located in CL250 on the second floor of the Campus Library, so... Read More

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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