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A Conversation with Christy K. Boscardin, PhD March 22, 2017

As an education researcher, implementation scientist and statistician based in the CFE and the Department of Medicine, Dr. Christy Boscardin uses her expertise to advance the Bridges Curriculum and contribute to projects integrating education with UCSF Health initiatives.   You spend 55% of your time in the Center for Faculty Educators (CFE). What do you do in that role?  Program of Assessment: Associate Dean Karen Hauer, MD, PhD and I work closely with Kristen Fitzhenry to facilitate the... Read More

How UCSF Contributes to a Practice of Best Evidence in Medical Education March 22, 2017

In 2014, the UCSF Center for Faculty Educators (CFE) became a Best Evidence in Medical Education International Collaborating Centre (BICC). The BICCs are an international group of institutions and organizations worldwide committed to the development of evidence-informed education in the medical and health professions. The application to and selection for BICC entails a competitive process and it is an honor for CFE to join and collaborate with other institutions such as the Aberdeen Patient... Read More

Academy of Medical Educators Now Accepting Applications, due May 10 March 22, 2017

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce the 2017 call for membership applications. The Academy’s vision is to promote an educational climate that accelerates advances in teaching and learning, champions educator careers and improves health. Academy members serve as mentors to faculty, residents, students and other teachers interested in developing as educators. They assist courses, clerkships and departments in strengthening their teaching and education programs... Read More

Beth Harleman Named the DOM Associate Chair for Faculty Experience March 09, 2017

Academy member Beth Harleman, MD, was named the new Associate Chair for Faculty Experience for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Harleman, a general internist and clinician educator who practices at ZSFG, has been the Associate Chair for Strategic Planning for the past four years. In addition, Harleman co-created and ran the highly-rated UCSF School of Medicine capstone course, Coda, for nine years. She also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.... Read More

Call for Applications: Academic Senate Chancellor's Fund Awards March 09, 2017

The UCSF Academic Senate is now accepting applications for its Chancellor’s Fund awards. Faculty in any series (Clinical X, In Residence, Ladder Rank, Adjunct, and Health Sciences Clinical) are eligible to apply and must be at Assistant, Associate, or full Professor rank. Faculty must be at least 50% time and cannot be WOS; Specialists and Professional Research Series are not eligible. There are three funding pathways: Travel Grants, an Enrichment Fund, and a Learning & Development Fund. ... Read More

Phuoc Le Awarded 2017 Eisenhower Fellowship March 09, 2017

Academy member Phuoc Le, MD, MPH, DTM&H, is one of twenty leaders selected as an Eisenhower Fellow for 2017. Fellows are chosen from government, business, and civil society, to embark on a global fellowship to engage in a transformative exchange of knowledge and ideas with the leading minds in their fields. Dr. Le, with appointments in the departments of medicine and pediatrics, is the co-founder of the HEAL (Health, Equity, Action and Leadership) Initiative, which operates in Native... Read More

An Insider View of the 2017 SOM Leadership Retreat March 07, 2017

I attended the School of Medicine's 2017 Leadership Retreat, "Amplifying Leadership at UCSF" and engaged in activities to envision a better future for our mission-driven and diversely talented institution. What was my take home point? Think and act from a team perspective and maintain the kindergarten "sandbox" commonsense rules of engagement that we all learned long ago.   We were asked: How can UCSF harness the leadership talents and potential of faculty, staff, and learners, across... Read More

CFE Highlights Key Initiatives for 2017 January 06, 2017

Ann Poncelet, MD, and Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD, enter 2017 enthusiastic about the direction that the CFE is taking and while we miss our administrative leader, Raquel Rodriguez, who is enjoying time with her new daughter, we look forward to her participation in the CFE initiatives upon her return. The CFE is engaged in numerous activities especially around Bridges, UCSF diversity initiatives, the Education Showcase, Inter-Professional education, CFE teaching awards, and the Teaching... Read More

Guiding Principles for Medical Educators January 06, 2017

The frame of Dr. Talmadge King’s address at the ceremony for the 2016 inductees of the Academy of Medical Educators included four guiding principles. Each of them made me wonder about the individual and collective ways they reflect the work that we do as educators.-- Gerald Hsu, MD Sitting amongst a group of diverse inductees, each principle also made me wonder about the ways in which my peers and I exhibit those principles and the power of collective potential: People are the most valuable... Read More