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Job Opening: Kanbar Center Financial and Programming Coordinator August 20, 2012

Kanbar Center for Simulation and Clinical Education supports UCSF's educational mission of teaching, learning, and assessment through simulation recreating routine and complex situations, thereby improving patient care and safety.  The center’s learning activities cover the entire spectrum of patient care, from practice of history taking and physical examination to interprofessional team training and procedural skills practice.Under the direction of the Kanbar Center Operations Director, this... Read More

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Comings and Goings: Jewel Smally August 09, 2012

Please join us in wishing well to Jewel Smally, a valued member of the Medical Education team. Jewel has been with us for nine years and has provided extraordinary results in the Kanbar Center during her tenure.  In addition to her role as Financial Analyst shortly following the center’s move to the new Teaching and Learning Center, Jewel mastered the administrative support of the B-Line Medical Clinical Skills audio and visual and evaluation tool.  Jewel is departing our group at the end of... Read More

Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators welcomes the Class of 2012 August 07, 2012

A dozen new members have been selected for the Academy Class of 2012!Please join us in welcoming the following colleagues who will join the Academy in September:Kenny Bahn, MD – Emergency Medicine / UCSF FresnoDavid Duong, MD, MS – Emergency MedicineEllen Haller, MD – PsychiatryGregory Hendey, MD – Emergency Medicine / UCSF FresnoRenee Kinman, MD, PhD – Pediatrics / UCSF FresnoLindsay Mazotti, MD – Medicine, Kaiser PermanenteMeg McNamara, MD – PediatricsHeather Nye, MD, PhD – MedicineGlenn... Read More

Welcome Jenny Crawford: FPC Coordinator August 03, 2012

Please join us in welcoming our new FPC Coordinator,  Jenny Crawford, who started with Medical Education on August 2nd.Jenny recently received her MPH from Capella University and previously earned her MA in Education from Aliant International University in 2008.  Jenny has several years of relevant experience managing events, communicating with instructors and students, and designing and implementing trainings and educational curricula. Most recently she was a training consultant and health... Read More

Free Online UCSF Courses Attract Thousands of Students July 31, 2012

In the first 24 hours after announcing UCSF’s first online classes through the website Coursera, more than 2,500 students signed up for those first three, free classes, signaling what could be a significant expansion in UCSF’s ability to reach a wide audience with its health science courses.UCSF will launch its Coursera classes in January 2013, starting with “Clinical Problem Solving,” “Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences,” and “Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention... Read More

Job Opening: Data and Records Analyst July 30, 2012

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) is the portion of the SOM Dean’s Office responsible for the education of every UCSF Medical Student. Its four sub-units; Assessment and Professional Development, Clinical Learning, Medical Student Services, and UME central; oversee the curricular and student services components of the MD program. Our purpose is to guide medical students and faculty from diverse backgrounds through journeys to excellence and leadership in patient care, research, education,... Read More

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A Curriculum for the 21st Century Physician July 26, 2012

During much of the previous century, the image of the stereotypical doctor was television’s Marcus Welby, MD: a warmly paternal and quietly heroic family doctor who worked mostly on his own, often while fighting against “the system” on behalf of the patients and his community. And of course, he was male, just as the nurses he worked with were inevitably female. To practice medicine effectively in the 21st Century, whether in a reformed system in the US or almost anywhere in the world, calls for... Read More

Welcome Charito "Cha" Viloria and Heather Peng to Undergraduate Medical Education July 23, 2012

As part of the UME Medical Student Services team, Cha and Heather will work together to effectively and efficiently provide course enrollment information and advising to ensure students' academic progress and that their individualized learning plans meet the MD program requirements. They will also collaborate with with departmental course and/or clerkship coordinators to ensure that all coordinators are kept up-to-date with curriculum changes and to bring important issues coordinators raise... Read More

IT Innovation Contest- Explore Your Creativity! July 20, 2012

Announcement from Elazar HarelVice Chancellor Information Technical ServicesIn the spirit of promoting creativity and innovation at UCSF, I am pleased to announce an exciting IT Innovation Contest.  We are launching this experiment because we believe that giving people space and time to explore their creativity can result in magnificent and unexpected results.  We don't expect that every project chosen will necessarily be successful, but part of this initiative is to take some risks and explore... Read More

Invitation for UC affiliates to Medicine X July 19, 2012

John Stafford and team from Stanford University are rolling out a special discount for UC faculty and staff for the Stanford Medicine X conference (September 28-30, 2012). The conference will highlight “how emerging technologies will reshape the practice of medicine”. They have 20 spots available at the UC rate. Please see announcement below:In order to welcome our University of California colleagues, the Medicine X organizers are pleased to extend discounted rates of up to 56% off our regular... Read More

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