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Is medical education a public good? Read an editorial for perspectives December 20, 2017

December 20, 2017 Catherine Lucey, MD, Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education authored a editorial on the topic of 'medical education: a public or private good?' in the current issue of JAMA.   Learn more here. Read More

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Second phase of the Bridges Curriculum launches January 2018 December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017 With the implementation of the School of Medicine’s Bridges Curriculum in August 2016, UCSF began training medical students in a culture of inquiry and continuous improvement, where our physician graduates are ideally situated to lead, serve, learn, and thrive in the world of medicine that will exist when they are ready to enter practice. Bridges amplifies the enduring qualities of the very best of San Francisco’s practicing physicians:  compassionate, accountable, and... Read More

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Register today for Developing Medical Educators of the 21st Century Conference in February December 06, 2017

December 6, 2017 UCSF is offering a three-day professional development conference for medical educators across the continuum, taking place February 26-28, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The course, Developing Medical Educators of the 21st Century, is being developed in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Kern Institute for The Transformation of Medical Education. This three-day intensive course is for medical educators from undergraduate and graduate medical education who seek to... Read More

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Become a Differences Matter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion! November 30, 2017

November 30, 2018, Become a Differences Matter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion! In this workshop, participants are educated on implicit biases and microaggressions, coached in skills to address related issues, and trained in how to apply thoughtful, active listening and empathy supporting a more inclusive environment. At the end of this training, participants will be able to: recognize bias and discrimination in the learning environment; use a shared language to talk about bias... Read More

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Bridges Curriculum Highlighted in Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Newsletter October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 Read an exerpt about the Bridges Curriculum in the November issue of the UCSF Department of Medicine Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital newsletter.  The article reviews the curriculum's Clinical microsystem clerkship and student coaching. Read More

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Learn to Use Analogy to Integrate Basic and Clinical Science October 20, 2017

Workshop date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am UCSF Library, 530 Parnassus Ave, Room CL-221 Register here The idea of ‘‘transfer,” from cognitive psychology, refers to using knowledge acquired in one context to solve a new dissimilar problem in another context. A consistent finding from studies to date is that transfer is, in fact, more difficult that we might think. Typically, students who have learned a concept in one problem context will only have a 10–30% success rate in... Read More

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Attend the UCSF Center for Community Engagement Annual Partnerships Celebration October 16, 2017

The UCSF Center for Community Engagement invite you to our Annual Partnerships Celebration on 10/19, 5-7pm at William and Susan Oberndorf Auditorium, 1855 4th Street (inside the Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco at Mission Bay). The goal of this annual event is to celebrate community-university partnerships and to highlight exemplary partnership programs that promote health equity in San Francisco. RSVP and learn more here. Read More

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Clinical Immersive Experiences ahead with the launch of F2! October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017 Starting January 2018, Foundations 2 (F2) medical students will participate in Clinical Immersive Experiences (CIExes), new elective rotations as part of the Bridges Curriculum. “Clinical immersive experiences will give students the opportunity to explore clinical experiences in their own areas of interest,” says Leslie Sheu, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Co-Director for CIEx. “Through comprehensive planning with the F2 leadership and CIEx course leads, we have ensured... Read More

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Medical Student Immersion in Bridges: Student Perspectives and Highlights September 26, 2017

September 26, 2017 Read a story written by second-year student Emily Wong describing her immersion in the Bridges Curriculum.   Read More

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Foundational Sciences in Foundations 2 (IDS 113): Set to Launch in 2018! September 14, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017 In January 2018, UCSF medical students will begin Foundational Sciences (FS) in Foundations 2 (F2) (IDS 113), a new course in the Bridges Curriculum.  This year-long course builds on the integrated Foundations 1 curriculum, by providing students a spiraled learning approach to the foundational sciences during their clerkships.   “IDS 113 represents broad collaboration among a range of basic science and clinical faculty experts, and showcases the Bridges topic stewards in the... Read More

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