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2015 Teaching to Choose Wisely Awardees June 17, 2015

The "Teaching to Choose Wisely" campaign is an initiative designed 1) to prepare clinicians to implement high-value decisions, and 2) to develop educators with focused expertise in teaching the principles and practice of healthcare value.  The project titles and team leaders are: "The PedsValue Module: A Nationally Developed Pediatric High-Value Care Education Series" (Dr. Ryan Padrez, Pediatrics) "Teaching Resident Surgeons the Costs Associated with Surgical Supplies" (Dr. Matthew Truesdale... Read More

Posted Under: award, Clinician, Community, Faculty, Public

New Center for Faculty Educators Announced March 25, 2015

 Who is designing and building the most innovative medical school curriculum in the world?Who leads its implementation across the campus and in our diverse clinical settings?Who makes our residency training programs among the most desired by graduates?Who leads innovation and research to create the physicians of the 21st century? The answer lies in the extraordinary faculty educators of the UCSF School of Medicine.To maximize support of, and advocacy for, our educators, the School of Medicine... Read More

Danielle Cohen joins the Anatomy Learning Center February 24, 2015

Danielle joined the team at UCSF Simulated Learning Centers on Monday, February 16, 2015. She graduated from UC Davis in 2013 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and continued on to Georgetown University to earn her Masters in Physiology by 2014. Having taken anatomy at both institutions, she is well versed in the mechanics of a cadaver lab. Danielle is enthusiastic about becoming part of our team and looks forward to summer pre-dissections!In her spare time, Danielle is a lover of the outdoors... Read More

Posted Under: administration, Staff

Hauer Appointed Associate Dean Competency Assessment and Professional Standards January 22, 2015

Karen Hauer, MDWe are delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Hauer MD as the Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards for the UCSF School of Medicine undergraduate medical education program. This is a reclassification of her existing role as Director of Student Assessment, in recognition of the contributions she has made in that position and the added responsibilities that are now necessary given advances in the field and redesign of the UCSF School of... Read More

2014 AAMC Medical Education Meeting Live at UCSF October 29, 2014

The first national medical education hosted by the AAMC will take place on November 6-7 in Chicago. Due to popularity of this meeting registration has sold out but AAMC is streaming much of the content from the meeting LIVE. This service is FREE but registration is requiredWatch select live stream sessions at your desktop or host group viewing streamed into classrooms, conference rooms and auditoriums. Group viewing offers institutions the opportunity to gather subject matter experts and... Read More

Posted Under: AAMC, Health Professional

Finding Insight and Community Through Research October 01, 2014

By Mitzi Baker Fourth-year medical student Daisy Leon-Martinez loved the content of her molecular and cellular biology classes as an undergraduate, but never found the opportunity to apply that knowledge to making discoveries in the lab. She found that chance in medical school though the Pathways program. In her third year of medical school, Leon-Martinez felt drawn to obstetrics & gynecology. “I was familiar with the clinical questions at play in ob/gyn but I wasn’t aware of how these... Read More

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Papadakis Receives Chancellor Diversity Award For Disability Issues October 01, 2014

 Maxine A. Papadakis, MD, is a professor of medicine and a practicing internist at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center. She is the associate dean for students in the School of Medicine and a leading investigator in the field of professionalism.Recently, "Dr. P," as she is known to her students, has turned her attention to studying the performance of medical students with protected disabilities, focusing on their abilities. Along with her colleague Arianne Teherani, MD, they... Read More

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Welcome David A. Leonard to Medical Education May 23, 2014

Welcome new Ilios Support Analyst, Dave Leonard, to Medical Education!Dave was born and raised in southern CA and attended UCSB, graduating in 1989 with a B.A. in Business Economics.Dave has 15 years of IT experience with customizing packaged software and programming custom database solutions as well as providing many levels of customer support (application, network, and training).  He has been programming and maintaining primarily Microsoft-based client / server applications and is... Read More

Innovations Funding for Education April 21, 2014

A collaborative call for proposals to create innovative approaches to teaching and learning at UCSFThe Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, in collaboration with the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, the Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education and the Program for the Aging Century, is pleased to announce 16 new Education Innovations Funding awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. Totaling $283,502, these... Read More

Phaedra Bell, Director, UME, elected to serve on WGEA Steering Committee April 14, 2014

Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)Newly Elected Member-at-Large  Phaedra Bell, PhD (UC San Francisco, School of Medicine)Director, Undergraduate Medical Education  Phaedra’s professional experience has focused on program, organizational, and professional development in higher education. At both public and private universities, she has led diverse teams of colleagues to transform faculty, staff, and educational programs. An alum of the Harvard Macy Institute Program in Leading... Read More