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Bridges Curriculum

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Bridges Update: August 2013 August 15, 2013

Designing the 21st Century PhysicianBeginning with the end in mind, UCSF medical educators along with a wide range of health care researchers and leaders are using a modified version of Wiggins and McTighe’s [1] “backwards design” process to articulate the attributes (knowledge, attitudes, and skills) a physician of the 21st century will need to successfully improve the quality of care in the United States. Ultimately, these attributes should coalesce to enable the activities we entrust the new... Read More

Catherine R. Lucey, MD, pens JAMA Op-Ed on Education July 29, 2013

Medical Education Part of the Problem and Part of the SolutionMedical education today is pedagogically superb, but the graduates of our educationalprograms are still unable to successfully translate decades of biomedical advances into healthcare that reliably meets the Institute of Medicine quality criteria. Realizing the promise ofhigh-quality health care will require that medical educators accept that they must fulfill theircontract with society to reduce the burden of suffering and disease... Read More

Bridges update: July July 29, 2013

The goal of the Bridges Curriculum is to better prepare physicians to contribute more than clinical expertise to the complex systems in which they work.What have we done so far?May, 2012 – Medical Education Retreat #1: A community of educators, scientists, clinicians, and leaders refined the vision and developed a shared understanding of the importance of starting with the end product in mind: the physician we need to have in the 21st century.  A “backwards design” process began to produce the... Read More

AMA Awards $1M to UCSF to Transform Physician Training June 14, 2013

The UCSF School of Medicine is one of 11 medical schools that’s been selected by the American Medical Association (AMA) to receive $1 million over five years to develop and implement innovative curricula around the best medical practices. Story by Jeffrey Norris. June 14, 2013. UCSF Website. Article Link  Read More

School of Medicine Revamps Curriculum to Reflect Changing Health Practice June 11, 2013

A low-key revolution is taking place at UC San Francisco that aims to do nothing less than change the way medical students learn and patients receive care. It is called the UCSF Bridges Curriculum Redesign. Story by Patricia Yollin. June 11, 2013. UCSF Website. Article Link Read More

AMA Awards $11M to Transform the Way Future Physicians Are Trained by American Medical Association June 11, 2013

In advance of its Annual Meeting, the American Medical Association (AMA) has announced the final 11 medical schools that will receive funding as part of its Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative. This initiative is aimed at transforming the way future physicians are trained.Story by American Medical Association. June 14, 2013. AMA Website. Read more Read More

Get Involved with Bridges March 27, 2013

WE NEED YOUR INPUTWe welcome our community to Get Involved in development and implemenation of the Bridges curriculum. The Office of Medical Education has partnered with the Academy of Medical Educators to reach out to all members of the UCSF community to help shape the new Bridges Curriculum, which we have the opportunity to support through the AMA Accelerating change in medical education: Optimizing student readiness for medical practice and life-long learning grant proposal. Your input on... Read More