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Pathways to Discovery Coordinator Position September 26, 2008

We are excited to begin the recruitment for the Pathways to Discovery Coordinator. The Coordinator will serve as the administrative manager to coordinate the five pathways to discovery areas, including enrollment and progress of trainees, oversight of training funds, and coordinating Pathways Director meetings and executive meetings. The Coordinator will serve as the strategic coordinator to develop, implement, and evaluate the policies, procedures, and processes to oversee the Pathways... Read More

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Educational Research Analyst I Position Posted September 26, 2008

We are excited to announce the recruitment for the Educational Research Analyst I who will support the Educational Research unit. The research analyst provides broad educational research support to faculty and students in professions education. The Research Analyst will perform data collection and preparation, survey design, and assist with data organization and statistical analysis. They will provide pre- and post-award coordination for educational research grants, and provide... Read More

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White Coat Ceremony September 19, 2008

The Office of Student Affairs completed a successful orientation week with the White Coat Ceremony. The Dean's Office wrote a feature article on the significance of the white coat. Check out the article to get to know some of the new faces in Medical Education White Coats on a Rainbow of Students Read More

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Staff Survey Results Look Good for Medcial Education September 19, 2008

The results of the 2008 Staff Opinion Survey show a marked increase in overall ratings for Medical Education Units from the 2006 survey. We would like to thank everyone for participating in the Staff Opinion Survey, your feedback is valued by the leadership team, directors, and managers of Medical Education. We had an approximately 61% response rate, up from 27% in 2006. The Assistant Dean and directors are reviewing the results and are looking forward to working with everyone on getting... Read More

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ISU Service Guidelines 2008-2009 September 19, 2008

Rhona Synman, Project Manager for the Dean's Office Information Services Unit presented the units 08-09 Service Guidelines to the Medical Education Directors on Thursday. ISU provides implementation and maintenance support for strategic administrative applications for the School of Medicine.Web ServicesIn partnership with Communications, ISU has committed to trying to update each DO Unit web site once every 3 years. High profile sites, such as Admissions, will receive yearly updates. Sites... Read More

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The Greening of Student Orientation September 19, 2008

This year, the Office of Student Affairs replaced paper welcome folders with USB flash drives for all incoming medical students. OSA saved over 7000 pieces of paper and 10 hours of staff time previously used to make copies and stuff the folders. In addition, students received re-usable School of Medicine water bottles. These water bottles will replace the ordering of disposable plastic water bottles for events throughout the year. After 5 class-wide events, we will have saved 750 plastic water... Read More

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Teaching and Learning Center Website Live September 12, 2008

The Teaching and Learning Center website describes the background and construction of the second floor of the Parnassus Campus Library education center, opening in Spring 2010. The Teaching and Learning Center will provide a technology-rich environment in support of interprofessional and transdisciplinary learning programs at UCSF. The programs will focus on training future health professionals and scientists to become leaders in delivering high quality care to underserved communities. The... Read More

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Curriculum Ambassador Showcase Monday September 12, 2008

The Curriculum Ambassador Showcase is Monday, September 15th from 1-3PM in the Golden Gate Room in Millberry Union. The Summer Curriculum Ambassador program provides support and mentoring for students to pursue a curriculum project of their choosing. Students partner with course faculty to develop particular areas with a block—from small group sessions to longitudinal theme development to online modules. Students also work on team projects to enhance cross-block integration and consistency.... Read More

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Career Development Website for Staff September 12, 2008

Explore resources that will help you achieve your career goals! UCSF Campus HR has launched a new website, A three-step career planning process: Explore, Plan, and Act Resources to help you assess your goals, skills, and interests A framework for designing a personal career development plan with SMART goals Links to great resources on campus including classes, mentoring programs, and financial assistance Stories and advice from UCSF employees working to reach their career goals Tips on... Read More

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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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