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Medical Education
Bridges Curriculum

Mini-Course Leader

Inquiry Immersion Mini-Course Leader

Watch the Inquiry Overview video and read more about the Inquiry Curriculum here.

The central goal of Inquiry Immersion mini-courses is to help students in the healthcare professions shift from the concept of medicine as a series of facts to be learned from textbooks or didactics, to a vision of medical practice as engagement with an ever-evolving and imperfect body of knowledge.

Responsibilities:

Develop and teach a two-week mini-course in January 2018 for up to 12 students centered on a current challenge or controversy in healthcare.  Previously successful mini courses have focused on Cancer Immunotherapy, Physician Aid-in-Dying, Precision Medicine, Violence and Trauma Prevention, Mental Health and Dangerousness, and Climate Change as well as other topics currently being investigated by UCSF faculty. Mini courses require 12 hours of afternoon class (after 1pm) time spread over 2-4 days/week (length and location of class at faculty discretion).

Each course should have a capstone component that may take the form of a presentation, debate, group project, or proposal.

Faculty Benefits:

  • Opportunity to design and lead a new course on a healthcare topic that you are passionate about
  • Get to know a group of medical students, develop new collaborations and recruit students to your project in the future
  • Receive credit towards promotions/advancements for being a course director
  • Develop new collaborations and recruit students to work on your research project in the future
  • Learn new teaching skills

Faculty Development and Support:

  • Dedicated staff to support your administrative needs

Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop a 2-week course on a current challenge or controversy in healthcare

*Indicate your interest and submit a preliminary course proposal by June 1

Time Commitment:

  • 12 hours of class time, scheduled for afternoon time blocks (Mon-Thurs, after 1pm, 2-4 days a week) either at Parnassus or Mission Bay depending on faculty preference
  • January 8, 2017-January 19, 2017

To apply, fill out the 2017-18 Teaching Interest Form

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