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Free Online UCSF Courses Attract Thousands of Students July 31, 2012

In the first 24 hours after announcing UCSF’s first online classes through the website Coursera, more than 2,500 students signed up for those first three, free classes, signaling what could be a significant expansion in UCSF’s ability to reach a wide audience with its health science courses.UCSF will launch its Coursera classes in January 2013, starting with “Clinical Problem Solving,” “Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences,” and “Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention... Read More

Job Opening: Data and Records Analyst July 30, 2012

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) is the portion of the SOM Dean’s Office responsible for the education of every UCSF Medical Student. Its four sub-units; Assessment and Professional Development, Clinical Learning, Medical Student Services, and UME central; oversee the curricular and student services components of the MD program. Our purpose is to guide medical students and faculty from diverse backgrounds through journeys to excellence and leadership in patient care, research, education,... Read More

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A Curriculum for the 21st Century Physician July 26, 2012

During much of the previous century, the image of the stereotypical doctor was television’s Marcus Welby, MD: a warmly paternal and quietly heroic family doctor who worked mostly on his own, often while fighting against “the system” on behalf of the patients and his community. And of course, he was male, just as the nurses he worked with were inevitably female. To practice medicine effectively in the 21st Century, whether in a reformed system in the US or almost anywhere in the world, calls for... Read More

Welcome Charito "Cha" Viloria and Heather Peng to Undergraduate Medical Education July 23, 2012

As part of the UME Medical Student Services team, Cha and Heather will work together to effectively and efficiently provide course enrollment information and advising to ensure students' academic progress and that their individualized learning plans meet the MD program requirements. They will also collaborate with with departmental course and/or clerkship coordinators to ensure that all coordinators are kept up-to-date with curriculum changes and to bring important issues coordinators raise... Read More

IT Innovation Contest- Explore Your Creativity! July 20, 2012

Announcement from Elazar HarelVice Chancellor Information Technical ServicesIn the spirit of promoting creativity and innovation at UCSF, I am pleased to announce an exciting IT Innovation Contest.  We are launching this experiment because we believe that giving people space and time to explore their creativity can result in magnificent and unexpected results.  We don't expect that every project chosen will necessarily be successful, but part of this initiative is to take some risks and explore... Read More

Invitation for UC affiliates to Medicine X July 19, 2012

John Stafford and team from Stanford University are rolling out a special discount for UC faculty and staff for the Stanford Medicine X conference (September 28-30, 2012). The conference will highlight “how emerging technologies will reshape the practice of medicine”. They have 20 spots available at the UC rate. Please see announcement below:In order to welcome our University of California colleagues, the Medicine X organizers are pleased to extend discounted rates of up to 56% off our regular... Read More

Leading for Change in Health Professional Education July 18, 2012

Leading for Change in Health Professional Education, now in its 4th year, is organized by Karolinska Instiutet, in Sweden, one of the globally leading biomedical research universities and home of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, and by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.When: November 12-16, 2012Where: Karolinska Institutet / Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, SwedenLeading for... Read More

Innovation in Health Education: Call for Poster Presentations- Deadline July 20 July 18, 2012

MedEdPORTAL invites users to submit a proposal for a scholarly poster that describes innovations in health education.  Thematic areas for innovation include Veteran’s Health and Wellness, Implementation Science and Outcomes Research, Interprofessional Training and Collaborative Practice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex Cultural Competency, and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. Users should describe the utilization of innovative educational techniques and curricula to address... Read More

Medical Student Sam Brondfield Confronts Cancer at Bench, Bedside and Beyond June 22, 2012

Story Credit: Kevin EisenmannPhoto Credit: Susan MerrellAt one of the highest-ranked medical schools in the country, it’s not surprising to find students with big appetites for learning. In the laboratory, there are those who seek out challenges at the bench, peering into microscopes for answers. Others work at the bedside, guiding patients through treatment options. And then there are the caregivers who heal patients’ hearts and minds, often overlooked collateral damage when disease strikes.... Read More

Academy11: Academy of Medical Educators Annual Update June 18, 2012

The UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators has published their 2011 report covering the Academy's activities. In this issue, the Academy11 magazine highlights the themes of "community and connection" and "change and new beginnings".Read the report online Read More