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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

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

New Center for Faculty Educators Announced March 25, 2015

 Who is designing and building the most innovative medical school curriculum in the world?Who leads its implementation across the campus and in our diverse clinical settings?Who makes our residency training programs among the most desired by graduates?Who leads innovation and research to create the physicians of the 21st century? The answer lies in the extraordinary faculty educators of the UCSF School of Medicine.To maximize support of, and advocacy for, our educators, the School of Medicine... Read More

Innovations Funding for Education April 21, 2014

A collaborative call for proposals to create innovative approaches to teaching and learning at UCSFThe Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, in collaboration with the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, the Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education and the Program for the Aging Century, is pleased to announce 16 new Education Innovations Funding awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. Totaling $283,502, these... Read More

Phaedra Bell, Director, UME, elected to serve on WGEA Steering Committee April 14, 2014

Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)Newly Elected Member-at-Large  Phaedra Bell, PhD (UC San Francisco, School of Medicine)Director, Undergraduate Medical Education  Phaedra’s professional experience has focused on program, organizational, and professional development in higher education. At both public and private universities, she has led diverse teams of colleagues to transform faculty, staff, and educational programs. An alum of the Harvard Macy Institute Program in Leading... 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

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

Leading for Change in Health Professional Education July 18, 2012

Leading for Change in Health Professional Education, now in its 4th year, is organized by Karolinska Instiutet, in Sweden, one of the globally leading biomedical research universities and home of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, and by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.When: November 12-16, 2012Where: Karolinska Institutet / Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, SwedenLeading for... Read More

Innovation in Health Education: Call for Poster Presentations- Deadline July 20 July 18, 2012

MedEdPORTAL invites users to submit a proposal for a scholarly poster that describes innovations in health education.  Thematic areas for innovation include Veteran’s Health and Wellness, Implementation Science and Outcomes Research, Interprofessional Training and Collaborative Practice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex Cultural Competency, and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. Users should describe the utilization of innovative educational techniques and curricula to address... Read More

Medical Student Sam Brondfield Confronts Cancer at Bench, Bedside and Beyond June 22, 2012

Story Credit: Kevin EisenmannPhoto Credit: Susan MerrellAt one of the highest-ranked medical schools in the country, it’s not surprising to find students with big appetites for learning. In the laboratory, there are those who seek out challenges at the bench, peering into microscopes for answers. Others work at the bedside, guiding patients through treatment options. And then there are the caregivers who heal patients’ hearts and minds, often overlooked collateral damage when disease strikes.... Read More