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Lecture Casting Comes to the Essential Core August 13, 2008

Medical students have long yearned for audio enhanced PowerPoint Presentations to be available in their online course environment. This fall that dream comes true thanks to the hard work the Learning Technologies team and UCSF Classroom Support.Christian Burke has been a driving force behind getting the lecture casting system working. He described the roll-out at Wednesday's OET/OME staffing meeting.OET has been supporting podcasts of the essential core lectures for approximately two years.To... Read More

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Launch of the New and Improved MedEdPORTAL Homepage August 13, 2008

MedEdPORTAL is a free online publication service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in partnership with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) that offers peer reviewed dissemination of high quality medical and dental education teaching resources, while also providing a valuable venue for medical and dental educators and faculty to publish educational resources which have undergone the rigors of a scholarly peer-review. Examples of MedEdPORTAL publications... Read More

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Admissions Construction Project August 13, 2008

The Admission's Suite (C200) is getting a major face lift this summer. Work progresses with a planned opening of September 5.Paint colors are being selected this week and their new furniture is at the warehouse and ready to be delivered.In the meantime stop by and visit the Admissions Team in Rad-Lab 320! Read More

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UCSF Diversity Website August 08, 2008

UCSF today is launching a website to inform and update the campus community about the University's efforts to educate, train and employ a diverse faculty, staff and student body.Produced by the UCSF Public Affairs department, the website reflects the input and ideas of a cross-section of the campus community, including the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Eugene Washington, MD, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Academic Diversity, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on... Read More

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Kanbar Simulation Center Website August 08, 2008

The Kanbar Simulation Center website launched this morning. The site will continue to be updated over the upcoming months with new equipment and simulators being purchased. The center website also highlights the Vision for 2010 in the new library 2nd floor space. Take a look! Read More

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UCSF Wireless Upgrade Project August 08, 2008

The Office of Academic and Administrative Information Systems (OAAIS) is pleased to announce the first installation phase of the campus wireless networking project is about to begin. This phase will involve replacing older wireless Access Points (APs) located in shared classroom areas at the Parnassus campus, with much of the work taking place between August 18 and August 29. There may be brief, intermittent outages as old Access Points are replaced with new ones; to view a room-by-room... Read More

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Danielle's Goodbye Party August 08, 2008

Danielle's Goodbye PartyOriginally uploaded by Kevin.SouzaWe wished Danielle a warm good-bye this week. We hope she has a wonderful year in Boston. Read More

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Lessons learned about integrating a medical school curriculum August 01, 2008

Lessons learned about integrating a medical school curriculum: perceptions of students, faculty and curriculum leaders.Med Educ. 2008 Jun 20; Authors: Muller JH, Jain S, Loeser H, Irby DM Objective Recent educational reform in US medical schools has created integrated curricular structures. This study investigated how stakeholders in a newly integrated curriculum - students, course directors and curriculum leaders - define integration and perceive its successes and challenges... Read More

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Holiday Closure - December 25 - January 2 August 01, 2008

The Dean's Office recently approved SOM Dean’s Office Winter Holiday Closure from Thursday, December 25, 2008 through Friday, January 2, 2009. Note: December 24th is not a holiday. This means that there will only be three working days over a twelve day holiday period. Medical Education units will close during this period.Employees who do not have the necessary vacation accruals to cover the three working days (12/29, 12/30 & 1/2) associated with this time period, may borrow against their... Read More

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UCSF Life Website Launches July 31, 2008

UCSF Life Website Launches UCSF Life is a recruitment and retention website dedicated to sharing the advantages of belonging the UCSF community. It features links and articles centered on four themes: Discovery, Achievement, Nurturing, and Blossoming. Employees and job seekers are invited to learn more about UCSF career opportunities, training, education, employee recognition programs, and resources available to medical center staff and health care professionals. Visit UCSF Life today. Read More

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