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Welcome the Class of 2012 September 12, 2008

The new class of first year medical students (Class of 2012) arrived this week for Orientation and preparation for medical school. This week our new students have reviewed overviews of our curriculum, student services, Advisory College system, and witnessed the Danovich Case in all of its engaging realism.In addition they have met our teams and taken care of the details necessary to make them active members of the UCSF Community, such as an orientation to iROCKET, having the their "mug" taken... Read More

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AAMC analysis: after affirmative action in California September 07, 2008

New research analysis from the AAMC reports the number of in-state minority college students accepted by and enrolled in California medical schools has decreased since the elimination of race-conscious admissions in that state.The latest issue of AAMC Analysis in Brief shows California medical schools accepted, on average, 170 in-state minority applicants each year from 1997-2007, down from about 230 students in 1993. Additionally, the report shows a 6.7 percent decrease in in-state minority... Read More

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Academy of Medical Educators - New Member Celebration August 29, 2008

The 8th Annual Celebration Honoring New Members The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators invites you to join in our celebration Monday, September 15, 2008 4:00-5:30 pm Nursing Building, N-225 Keynote Address: Can Educators Be Leaders? Darrell Kirch, MD President and Chief Executive Officer Association of American Medical CollegesCome and celebrate the New Members Read More

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Orientation and White Coat Ceremony for First-Year Medical Students August 29, 2008

Orientation for first year medical students starts on Tuesday, September 9th. The Office of Student Affairs is managing several events throughout the week to introduce first year students to UCSF and the School of Medicine.Orientation week will commence with the White Coat Ceremony on Friday. At the White Coat Ceremony, the incoming students are “coated” with their new white coats by their Advisory College Mentors. The ceremony signifies the beginning of the... Read More

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Answer to Admissions Poll August 29, 2008

The Admissions Office processed 6030 applications this year! Read More

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Dr. Michael Harper as Director of Curricular Affairs for GME August 29, 2008

I am most pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Harper as Director of Curricular Affairs for GME. Dr. Harper is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and is Director of the UCSF's successful Geriatrics Fellowship Program. He chairs the Fellowship Directors Group for the American Geriatrics Society and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs. He has also been leading the efforts to revise the RRC program requirements in... Read More

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Welcome Jesse Friedman, Learning Technologies Developer August 22, 2008

Please join us in welcoming Jesse Friedman as our new Learning Technologies Developer. Jesse will start on September 8th and will be working on developing our learning technology systems, including the development of the new iROCKET Collaborative Learning Environment and electronic portfolios. Jesse previously worked at Current TV as a technical program manager and help desk manager where he help managed their broadcast and information systems. Jesse also worked in the Mediaworks department at... Read More

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Welcome Back to Second Years! August 21, 2008

The Class of 2011 returns to campus next week. Student Affairs has organized a Med 2 Welcome Back Session to include: a short recap of summer adventures, key administrative reminders, and staff introductions. Deans Papadakis and Loeser will also reflect on important curricular and support activities during the second year of medical school.Please join us! Tuesday, August 26, 12pm, HSW 301 Read More

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Allison Chen Joins Educational Evaluations Team August 21, 2008

On September 8th, Allison Chen will join the Educational Evaluations team as the Evaluation Analyst II. Allison is replacing Danielle Yumol who left OET for a masters program at Harvard on August 8th.Allison Chen has been the Program Assistant for the Office of International Programs and Office of Medical Education since July of 2007. Her hard work and dedication to these programs will be missed, but we are thrilled to be able to promote Allison within the Medical Education team.We will be... Read More

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Michael Quirk Joins Medical Education Team as Kanbar Center Manager August 21, 2008

We are happy to announce that Michael Quirk will be joining medical education as the manager of our new Kanbar Center for Simulation located at Mt. Zion (C-322).Michael has over 9 years of management and customer service experience that he brings to the Kanbar Center and we look forward to building our programs through his leadership.The Kanbar Simulation Center supports the School of Medicine's educational mission of teaching, learning, assessment and research through realistic simulations and... Read More

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