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Come meet Patch Adams, MD at UCSF! April 30--time change to 12:30 April 25, 2012

Medicine for fun, not fundsMonday, April 30, 12:30pm, Room N-225You may have heard of Patch Adams through the film about his life in medical school starring Robin Williams. The real Patch Adams is a doctor, but above all else an activist for peace, justice and care for all people.On Monday, April 30, Patch Adams will be visiting UCSF to speak with students and the UCSF community. He will introduce an innovative hospital model designed to address several of the core problems in healthcare... Read More

Register today: 2012 Education Day April 27 April 25, 2012

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2012 UCSF EDUCATION DAYUCSF Parnassus CampusFriday April 27, 2012The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is proud to sponsor UCSF's 11th Annual Education Day, an event that showcases the scholarly work of faculty, residents, and students and fosters continued evaluation and dissemination of this work.The program presents peer-reviewed oral presentations, posters and hands-on workshops that focus on undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. The program... Read More

Chancellor Celebrates Excellence in Education April 18, 2012

Download a PDF version of the poster.UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, celebrated excellence in education during her 2012 commencement address to be webcast live on Tuesday, April 24.The UCSF community is invited to watch the recorded address.  Read More

Nominate a colleague for the annual Green Superstar Award April 03, 2012

Does one of your colleagues practice “green” behavior, think of ways in which your unit can be more green, and/or inspire others to do so?  Acknowledge those efforts by nominating him/her for a Green Superstar award!Green Team will now be awarding a Green Superstar once annually, to coincide with Earth Day (April 22 this year). We will feature the awardee on the Med Ed blog, and present him/her with a plant. Previous awardees are: David Rachleff, Office of Student Affairs, Lara Pheatt, Charlie... Read More

Posted Under: award, Community, green, Staff

Sustainability Awards Nominations--Deadline Extended April 02, 2012

The Call for Nominations for the Second Annual Sustainability Awards has been extended to April 13th. Please nominate your sustainability champion(s) here. We are seeking nominations for faculty, staff, students and teams. Awards will be presented at the LivingGreen Fair on May 10.See UCSF’s new video LivingGreen at UCSF to inspire you!Vote for UC in an online video contest for climate action videos. Read More

Posted Under: award, Faculty, green, Residents, Staff, Students

Free Webinar on Identify Theft April 02, 2012

Identity theft remains the number one consumer complaint in the US and affects thousands of people daily. Learn more about identity theft by participating in a free webinar offered by ARAG (UC legal plan vendor). Each webinar will last approximately one hour.Date: Tuesday April 10, 2012Time: 10am, 12noon, 2pmSpace is limited, so preregistration is required. More information, including the links to preregister, can be found here Read More

MedEDPORTAL Featured Publication: Dr. Louise Aronson March 28, 2012

UCSF LEaP (Learning from your Experiences as a Professional): Guidelines for Critical ReflectionThese literature-derived guidelines provide a stand-alone tool instructors can use to help learners effectively reflect on their learning, experiences and professional development. The three page guidelines include instructions on effective use (page 1), a step by step guide through the reflective process (page 2), and answers to a set of frequently asked questions (page 3). They were developed for... Read More

Two Career Opportunities in the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education March 28, 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

Posted Under: Community, jobs, Staff

The 2011-12 Essential Core Teaching Awards (ECTA): April 18 March 27, 2012

Please join us in celebration of the 2011-12 Essential Core Teaching Award winners!Ceremony and Reception:Wednesday, April 18, 20123:00 pm in Parnassus Campus Room HSW-301Commitment to Teaching Peter V. Chin-Hong, MD, MAS Associate ProfessorMedicine, Microbiology & ImmunologyNomination for I-3 Small Group InstructorInspirational TeacherBradley Frazee, MDClinical ProfessorEmergency MedicineNomination for FPC YR2 PreceptorOutstanding LectureJane Koehler, MDProfessorMedicineNomination for I-3... Read More

Highest Match Rate for U.S. Medical School Seniors in 30 Years March 23, 2012

More than 95 percent of U.S. medical school seniors—the highest rate in 30 years—have matched to residency positions according to new data released today by the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®).  These individuals make up the nearly 16,000 U.S. medical students who learn today in Match Day celebrations across the country where they will spend the next three to seven years in residency training.The number of applicants in this year’s Main Residency Match℠ rose by 642 for a total of 38... Read More

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