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UCSF 2017Alumni Weekend Highlights April 12, 2017

Over 1,650 UCSF graduates, faculty and staff attended the Alumni Weekend April 8-9, including representatives from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Psychiatry. The event represented the sixth year that the Alumni Association of UCSF event brought together alumni from all four professional schools of the Graduate Division. The weekend included “Classes Without Quizzes” sessions, where UCSF faculty and deans presented on topics including palliative care, teaching for... Read More

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Highlights from UCSF's 2017 Education Showcase March 30, 2017

"As educators, we need to critically reflect on the relationship between how we train individuals in medical education and their ability to collectively deliver quality healthcare," said Lorelei Lingard, PhD, during her keynote address at the annual UCSF Education Showcase, hosted by the Center for Faculty Educators (CFE), at the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses. Lorelei Lingard, PhD; photo by Marco Sanchez, UCSF DM Photography Her address was one of more than 30 workshops, plenary talks... Read More

Highlights from the Western Group on Educational Affairs Conference (March 20, 2017) March 30, 2017

In February, the Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) held their annual meeting in Utah. Twenty-two OME staff attended to learn about trends in medical education, some of whom presented their research and perspectives on topics such as:   Developing Competencies for Teaching Diverse Learners in Medical Education (Holly Nishimura) Leading Change (Kevin Souza, Sara Clemons) Digital Tools to Promote Knowledge and Skill Translation (Chandler Mayfield) Instructional Design Mindset for... Read More

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Match Day 2017 Affirms Medical Student Dedication to Activism (March 24, 2017) March 22, 2017

Thousands of fourth-year medical students nationwide awoke with excitement and anticipation last Friday, awaiting news of where they matched for residency training. For a cohort of this year’s graduating class at UCSF, residency training will not only advance their careers as physicians, but also further their commitment to social activism and greater healthcare equity for all patients. Check out the full story on UCSF medical students' 2017 Match Day successes! Read More

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UCSF's School of Medicine Ranks in the Top Five Nationally March 14, 2017

UCSF ranked in the top five nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Survey of graduate schools. Our school ranked fourth in training medical students in biomedical research and third in primary care education, the two broad categories in which the magazine rates medical schools nationally. Learn more in UCSF’s News Center. Read More

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UCSF Celebrates Ten Years of the Groundbreaking PISCES Program March 09, 2017

March 9, 2017 On January 28, current students, alumni, and faculty gathered at Mission Bay to celebrate ten years of the Parnassus Integrated Student Clinical Experience (PISCES) longitudinal clerkship.  With keynote presentations by Catherine Lucey, MD, Vice Dean for Education, Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Director of Education for Global Health Sciences, and David Irby, PhD, Professor of Medicine, as well as PISCES alumni presentations and a patient panel, the... Read More

Medical Students Explore Healthcare Delivery Improvement with Clinical Microsystems Clerkship March 01, 2017

The Bridges Curriculum launched at UCSF in August 2016. Learn about one innovative component of the curriculum, the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC). Through CMCs, students learn how to help patients navigate a complex healthcare system, while also improving the health of populations and the effectiveness of the healthcare system. Review the full story here. Read More

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Welcome New Staff March 01, 2017

Medical Education welcomed several new staff members over the past 8 months. Please join us in welcoming these new staff to our units! Zohra Saiyed joined PRIME-US at UCSF as the Program Administrator. Her personal mission is aligned with PRIME-US’s goal to train medical students to work with and advocate for under-resourced communities and promote health equity. She has a history of mission-driven advocacy, communications, and administrative work, most recently with the Family and Community... Read More

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to Deliver 2017 UCSF School of Medicine Commencement Address December 22, 2016

The UCSF School of Medicine has announced that Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, will deliver the commencement address on May 15, 2017. The Class of 2017 Keynote Speaker Selection Committee chose to invite Dr. Murthy because of his expertise and experience in HIV/AIDS education and community health, passion for health reform, and unique perspective on healthcare as Surgeon General. Read full story here Read More

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Welcome New Staff December 15, 2016

Medical Education welcomed six new staff members this fall. Please join us in welcoming these new staff to our units!   Mahdi Ardestani  Admissions Student Experience Team Mahdi Ardestani started as the Medical Student Education Operations and Special Projects Manager. Mahdi comes to us from Omada Health, a health-tech start up, where he was a key part of the people and operations team. Before that Mahdi worked at UC Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services and he’s excited to be... Read More

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