The 21st century UCSF physician will work collaboratively with others to promote health and reduce the burden of suffering from illness and disease while continuously improving our health care system.
UCSF is a world class research university and teaching hospital that sets the brightest minds to work on the most challenging obstacles to health. There has been a growing recognition that our health care system is struggling. Despite spending over $2.5 trillion per year on health care, the US still ranks 16th amongst 17 peer countries in health outcomes. UCSF is rising to the next big challenge. Through the Bridges Curriculum, we aspire to engage our medical students in meeting that challenge as they train and evolve into the 21st century physicians who will continue to participate in building the solution.
To achieve our goals, the Bridges Curriculum will provide authentic workplace learning experiences that leverage the talents and commitment of our students to improve health today while sustaining these skills in future practice.