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AAMC - Call for Submissions Now Open March 14, 2014

The 2014 AAMC Medical Education MeetingAccelerating Learning. Fostering Connections.November 6 – 7, 2014Swissotel Hotel, ChicagoThe AAMC Medical Education Meeting is a unique, scholarly forum offering professionals from across the medical education continuum the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the field, connect with thought leaders, network with peers, and identify the critical skills they need to advance their careers. Medical educators at every stage of their career... Read More

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School of Medicine Retreat Envisions Ideal Learning Environments March 03, 2014

The UCSF School of Medicine held its annual Dean’s Leadership Retreat in January, this year dedicated to envisioning the ideal learning environment for health professions students, graduate students, graduate medical education trainees, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.Designed by a team led by Vice Dean Catherine Lucey, MD, the retreat attracted top faculty from throughout the University who gathered at the Presidio to take stock of the changes sweeping through both education and health... Read More

Posted Under: Faculty, leadership, Staff, Students

New Program Director for PRIME-US January 06, 2014

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Leigh Kimberg, MD as the new Program Director for PRIME-US, a five-year track at the UCSF School of Medicine and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program for students committed to working with urban underserved communities.Leigh has been a volunteer faculty member at UCSF for 19 years while working for the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) at the Maxine Hall Health Center. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the... Read More

iPads in the Lab: interview with UCSF’s Chandler Mayfield November 12, 2013

Michele Mizejewski,  the Web Initiatives Librarian at UCSF Library, recently interviewed Chandler Mayfield, Director of Technology Enhanced Learned in the School of Medicine about how we use iPads in our anatomy lab. Her interview was based on his 2013 paper in Anatomical Sciences Education. Read Michele's Blog and this interview.   Mayfield CH, Ohara PT, O’sullivan PS. Perceptions of a mobile technology on learning strategies in the anatomy laboratory. Anat Sci Educ. 2013;6(2):81-9. Read More

Seeking Medical Education Research Analyst November 02, 2013

The Office of Medical Education (OME) promotes academic excellence across the continuum of medical education through faculty development and educational research; learning technology and instructional support; program and learner evaluation; institutional reporting on education; and accreditation and institutional policy for the 26 academic departments located in San Francisco and Fresno that make up the School of Medicine.  The Office of Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME), a... Read More

Posted Under: jobs, RaDME, staff, Staff

Pathways to Discovery New Leadership August 12, 2013

UCSF’s Pathways to Discovery (PTD) program is gearing up for a new academic year with new leadership and changes to its organizational structure.  Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, stepped down as the director of the PTD program after a very successful tenure.  In her place, we have convened a self-governing Board of Directors (membership below), led by a chair and supported by a program manager.H. Carrie Chen, MD, MSEd, remains the director of the Health Professions Education Pathway and has accepted... Read More

UCSF Rankings: U.S. News & World Reports - 2014 Best Grad Schools March 12, 2013

The 2014 rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s issue of “American’s Best Graduate Schools.” ranked UCSF School of Medicine fourth in both primary care education and research education—the only school in the nation to rank among the top five in both categories.The report also updated our rankings in medical subspecialties, including our continued placement as first among all medical schools in AIDS medicine, and second in drug/alcohol abuse medical education, internal medicine and women’s... Read More

UCSF Partners with Coursera: Dr. Lucey Explores Continuing Meducation Education Online February 27, 2013

Medical knowledge is changing very rapidly. New discoveries are being put into practice every month- Catherine R. Lucey, MDVice Dean for Medical Education  Physicians who need to fulfill their continuing medical education requirements can now head to their computers to take a new online course from UCSF.Last summer, UCSF announced a partnership with the online education company Coursera to offer three massive open online courses, or MOOCs, starting last month. This week, the UCSF Office of... Read More

Preparing for Faculty of the Future February 19, 2013

School of Medicine Brainstorms Ideas on How Best to Train, Organize, Support Faculty During Annual RetreatCultivating the faculty of the future was the focus of the UCSF School of Medicine’s recent daylong annual retreat.Participants at the Jan. 11 event brainstormed on how best to train, organize and support future faculty who must continue to juggle teaching, research and clinical duties in an ever-changing environment.In kicking off the retreat, School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood, MBBS,... Read More

Welcome Sheila Quimpo to Medical Education January 14, 2013

Sheila Quimpo is joining the UME and Educational Data teams starting on January 22. Sheila will hold the position of UME Data and Records Analyst reporting jointly to Kalai Diamond, Assistant Director of UME: Student Services, and Bonnie Hellevig, Director of Educational Data. Sheila will be responsible for the integrity and management of student records and for designing/generating selected reports on student and educational data, and she will participate in other UME student services and... Read More