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UCSF Fall/Winter Holiday Schedule October 24, 2008

UCSF will be observing the following holidays: Veterans’ Day · November 11, 2008 (Tuesday) Thanksgiving Holiday · November 27, 2008 (Thursday) · November 28, 2008 (Friday) December Holiday · December 25, 2008 (Thursday) · December 26, 2008 (Friday) New Year’s Holiday · December 31, 2008 (Wednesday) · January 1, 2009 (Thursday) Medical Education will close the units from Monday, December 29, 2008, through Friday,... Read More

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Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Under Review October 20, 2008

The AAMC has launched its fifth comprehensive review of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). An advisory panel of medical education, student, and undergraduate representatives from the United States and Canada has been appointed to conduct the review. The committee is charged with reviewing the current content of the MCAT and recommending changes that are likely to increase its usefulness to medical school admissions committees, while at the same time considering the knowledge, skills,... Read More

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2008 Medical Education Social October 17, 2008

Thanks to everyone for a great Medical Education Fall Social celebration at China Basin Landing. We were so pleased with the amazing weather and atmosphere that we are planning on holding the Medical Education Appreciation Event in the Fall next year. Enjoy the photos (thank you to Jesse, Joe and Kevin for the great photographs!) Read More

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Construction Plans for New Teaching and Learning Center Available October 17, 2008

Work continues on the new Teaching and Learning Center to be developed on the second floor of the Parnassus Library. The Center is scheduled to open in Spring 2010.We just received the latest set of plans for our architect, Harley Ellis Devereaux, and they are located in the Medical Education Office, C-254. All staff are welcome to come by and look the plans and provide comments or suggestions. Contact Kevin Souza to stop in and see the plans.For continuous updates on the project visit the TLC... Read More

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100 Years of Flexner October 17, 2008

100 Years of Flexner Blog for discussion proposals.Photo: Abraham Flexner Read More

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UCSF Employee Drop-in Flu Shot Clinics October 17, 2008

UCSF Employee Drop-in Flu Shot Clinics Open Oct. 13. Help Reduce the Spread of Flu at UCSF UCSF is providing free flu shots (preservative-free) – and raffle prizes ─ at drop-in clinics from Monday, October 13 to Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Flu vaccinations are available to staff, faculty, students, volunteers and affiliates with UCSF identification. Flu shot drop-in sites will be held at Parnassus, Mount Zion, Mission Bay, China Basin, Mission Center Building, Laurel Heights, Executive... Read More

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Four Big Ideas from the Carnegie Study on Medical Education October 07, 2008

What would Flexner Think?Over the past four years, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been conducting a national study of medical education. Drs. Molly Cooke, David Irby and Bridget O’Brien have site visited 14 medical schools, reviewed the literature on medical education and the learning sciences, and have formulated recommendations for the future of medical education. In this video, Dr. Irby outlines four big ideas or themes around which the Carnegie team is... Read More

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Pathways Website Launched October 06, 2008

The Pathways to Discovery Website was launched last week. The website outlines the overview, course offerings, pathway requirements, projects and legacies, and contact information for each Pathway. Check out the Pathways Website. Read More

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Director, Continuing Medical Education Position Posted October 06, 2008

The Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education, under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education, provides operational management and fiscal planning for all aspects of CME.The incumbent will provide staff supervision, program development, maintenance and improvement for activities directed by CME. The incumbent will support ACCME accreditation compliance, and support to the Associate Dean and CME Governing Board. The... Read More

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Foundations of Patient Care Course Coordinator Position Posted October 06, 2008

The Foundations of Patient Care Course Administrator (Analyst III Supervisor) position is open for recruitment. This position manages the administrative office which coordinates and implements the activities of the Foundations of Patient Care (FPC) course. This clinical skills course is required of all medical students, and runs longitudinally through the first two years of medical school. The course includes lectures, small groups, physical exam skills instruction, standardized... Read More

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