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Medical Education
Bridges Curriculum

Teaching Opportunities

The Bridges Curriculum: Preparing the 21st Century Physician has teaching opportunities to fit the background and interests of all disciplines - from first-time teachers to expert educators. Options are available if you prefer to teach in a lecture format, facilitate small groups, develop mini-courses, or work with students in a longitudinal mentorship. We are committed to offering faculty development to our teachers and educators on the new concepts introduced in the curriculum to ensure that faculty across our institution are prepared to support these changes in education. Please visit our Faculty Development Resources page for more information.

UCSF is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The educational community is committed to recruit faculty that come from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in medicine and to increase opportunities for junior faculty to develop their educator skills and explore an education-focused track.

How to Participate in Teaching

  1. Please review the Bridges home page , Curriculum Highlights section and the Bridges Overview Video to familiarize yourself with the curriculum.
  2. Review the Teaching opportunities listings below.
  3. Fill out the 2017-18 Teaching Interest Form.
    Please continue to check back here periodically for updated listings.
  4. Your request will be sent to a course director/administrator who will then contact you to determine if there is a match for your interest/s. We are currently recruiting for the 2017-18 academic year. Course Directors evaluate instructors on a regular basis to ensure quality improvement.

If you have questions, please email

Teaching Categories

  • Small Group Facilitator
    Facilitate one or more small group activities that helps students arrive at understanding a set of objectives while remaining "neutral" in the discussion. Content can vary from ethical dilemmas to complex problem solving.

  • Mini-Course Leader
    Develop a two-week course designed to solve a pressing healthcare problem or issue

  • Clinical Preceptor
    Provide instruction and mentorship of students in a clinical setting

  • Clinical Performance Exam (CPX) Faculty Preceptor
    Watch clinical performance during the exam or exam videos with students after the exam and give them feedback on their patient care and communications skills. Volunteer Clinical Faculty are encouraged to apply.

  • Online Lessons - no listings at this time
    Work with SOM educational technology team to produce pre-recorded high-quality online lessons.

  • In-Person Lecture- no listings at this time
    Prepare and deliver one or more in person lectures of up to 50 minutes

**These teaching opportunities do not have funding for protected time.