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Medical Education
Center for Faculty Educators

Academy Programs

A resource to all schools at UCSF, the Academy strives to support educators and improve and enrich teaching in every department.

Education ShowcaseThrough its established programs, the Academy's:

Innovations Funding Prorgam
Provides intramural grants that serve as a catalyst for the development of new curricular programs. Since its inception, the Innovations Funding program has awarded more than $2 million in grant funding.

Meetings and Events
Hosts or co-hosts seasonal meetings and other Academy-wide events, often featuring keynote lectures by national leaders in the field of medical education. These events provide a forum to discuss our work as teachers and educators and promote collaborations across departments, sites and institutions. Members are encouraged to bring guests.

Established Endowed Chairs
Has facilitated the establishment of 20 matched endowed chairs and three Academy-based chairs in support of teaching excellence.

Awards Program
Recognizes excellent teachers at all levels across UCSF schools, as well as the staff who demonstrate exemplary service in support of medical education.


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