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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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Shalini Landis, Goodbye and Thank You August 15, 2008

Shalini Landis has been a temporary employee helping out with the opening of the Kanbar Simulation Center and the second floor library education space planning. Shalini's contributions to Medical Education ensured a successful opening of the Kanbar Center in April and she has been helping to operate the center while we have searched for a manager. Shalini will be leaving us to pursue her career in real estate. We wish her the best of luck. Read More

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Cindy Irvine, Goodbye and Thank You August 15, 2008

Cindy Irvine is leaving Medical Education for an outstanding opportunity to join Stanford as the Assistant Dean for Medical Education. Cindy has been the driving force behind the Foundations of Patient Care course and the Office of Community Based Education. We'd like to thank Cindy for all of her hard work for the School of Medicine, and wish her the best of luck in her new role. Read More

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Clinical Skills Team Appreciation August 13, 2008

Karen Hauer and Helen Loeser hosted a special appreciation event for our Clinical Skills team who work long and hard to organize and conduct clinical skills exercises at our 1515 Scott Street, Clinical Skills Center. The Skills Center hosts introductory, low-stakes mock clinical experiences, as well as the important, high-stakes Clinical Skills Exam (CPX), which is required of all graduating medical students.photo: (back row, l-r) Anna Chang, MD; Helen Loeser, MD, MSc; Ann Magdalen(front row, l... Read More

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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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