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The Clinical Microsystems Clerkship- the Physician’s Experience January 21, 2015

Dispatches from the FieldThe Clinical Microsystems Clerkship- the Physician’s Experience by Dana GreenfieldEveryone's always worried, 'Do I know enough?' but I think that's not actually what will ultimately lead to safe patient care. It’s really about systems and communication. To ensure high quality care, I felt really drawn to improve the system. Once I saw it, it felt almost wrong not to try to fix it.- Dr. Rachael Lucatorto, Assistant Chief, Medical Service, San Francisco VA Medical... Read More

UCSF SOM and AMA Mark Major Milestone in Reshaping Medical Education Nationwide October 21, 2014

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, AMA Mark Major Milestone in Reshaping Medical Education Nationwide UCSF Physicians, Faculty Join Leaders from 10 Other Top Medical Schools at Vanderbilt University to Discuss Next Steps in Preparing Medical Students for Changing Health Care Landscape, as part of AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiativeSAN FRANCISCO, CA – It’s been a year since the American Medical Association (AMA) awarded $1 million to University of... Read More

UCSF Community Pushes Towards Bridges Curriculum Blueprint July 01, 2014

The UCSF 21st century physician will have individual expertise grounded in inquiry and collaborative expertise with teams and systems.    —Bridges Vision Statement The voices of many are the foundation of the new Bridges Curriculum. To hear what the various constituencies at UCSF deem most important to advancing physician education, UCSF Medical Education gathered educators, clinicians, scientists, staff and students at the Presidio Institute in March for a day of brainstorming at the 2014... Read More

Bridges Curriculum Group Explores Power of Story in Leadership December 23, 2013

by Pooja Shah, UCSF Medical Student pshah@ucsf.eduWhen J was diagnosed with lymphoma a decade ago, she sought care at an academic medical center. She was treated by exceptionally trained doctors who were able to provide the newest and most scientifically advanced treatment options. The treatment was rough, and her care felt impersonal, but in the end her lymphoma was in remission. Recently, nearly ten years later, the lymphoma returned and J sought treatment once again. Rather than returning to... Read More

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Watch Lucey's Bridges Curriculum Webinar December 18, 2013

On December 5 Vice Dean Catherine Lucey hosted a presentation on how UCSF is contributing to the transformation of medical education through the development of its Bridges Curriculum. The goal of the Bridges Curriculum is to train physician leaders who continue to excel as researchers and clinicians as well as understand and improve the complex system in which they work. View the webinar and learn more about the Bridges Curriculum. Read More

Bridges Curriculum Steering Committee and Co-Chairs Announced December 02, 2013

Medical education wants to thank our community for the overwhelming response to our call for applicants to serve as co-chairs and in volunteer service roles on our Bridges Curriculum steering committees. Please congratulate Margo Vener, MD, as our new co-chair of the Bridges Clinical Skills and Workplace Learning Steering Committee and Shelley R. Adler, PhD, as co-chair of Bridges Foundational Sciences Steering Committee.Dr. Margo Vener, Professor in the Department of Family and Community... Read More

Save the Date - Bridges Curriculum Presentation by Vice Dean Catherine Lucey November 21, 2013

Please join Vice Dean Catherine Lucey for a presentation on how UCSF is contributing to the transformation of medical education through the development of its Bridges Curriculum.The goal of the Bridges Curriculum is to train physician leaders who continue to excel as researchers and clinicians as well as understand and improve the complex system in which they work.You will have a chance to hear how UCSF is preparing physicians for their current and future roles and functions in a dramatically... Read More

Bridges Update: August 2013 August 30, 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

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 17, 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.   The 11 grants were selected from among 119 proposals submitted, representing more than 80 percent of eligible medical schools nationwide. The $1 million will be issued through the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative, the association... Read More

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