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WGEA 2017: Call for Mini-Grant Proposals April 27, 2017

WGEA 2017 Call for Mini-Grant Proposals Advancing the WGEA as a Community of Educational Scholars Deadline: 5 PM PST, September 29, 2017 PURPOSE The WGEA is providing a funding opportunity to both experienced and new investigators in the area of medical education research. This small grant program is meant to promote medical education research within the Western region. WGEA has made a total of $12,000 available.  Investigators can request up to $5,000 to initiate a new study. Investigators... Read More

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Irby and Hamstra Receive the Benson Professionalism Article Prize April 19, 2017

CFE Researcher and Academy member David Irby, PhD and colleague Stanley J. Hamstra receive are one of several recipients of the John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize for scholarly contributions addressing social justice, racism, and medical professionalism. Parting the Clouds: Three Professionalism Frameworks in Medical Education by David M. Irby, MDiv, PhD, and Stanley J. Hamstra, PhD        Published in the April 2016 issue of the Academic Medicine, this piece outlines three... Read More

Academy of Medical Educators Now Accepting Applications, due May 10 April 17, 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

Call for Nominations: Boyden Staff Award 2017 April 17, 2017

Nominate a staff member for the Boyden Staff Award by Friday, May 19. The Boyden award recognizes "unsung heroes" who contribute to UCSF's medical education mission everyday. The success of educational programs in the UCSF School of Medicine depend upon the hard work and dedication of the talented staff that provide the infrastructure for these programs. The Academy of Medical Educators' annual Boyden Award honors and recognizes staff members who have shown exemplary service in support of... Read More

UCSF Recognized for Patient Safety as Part of the I-PASS Study Group April 10, 2017

UC San Francisco is part of a patient safety research group that received the prestigious 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. The award is presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, two leading organizations that set standards in patient care. UCSF is part of the I-PASS Study Group, which represents more than 50 hospitals from across North America dedicated to improving patient safety by standardizing provider communication... Read More

Olle ten Cate Receives Hubbard Award April 07, 2017

The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is pleased to announce that Olle ten Cate, PhD was selected as the recipient of the 2017 John P. Hubbard Award. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the pursuit of excellence in the field of evaluation in medicine. Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, chair of the 2017 Hubbard Award Committee, announced Dr. ten Cate's selection at the Annual Meeting of the NBME Membership on March 30, 2017.  Dr. ten Cate is a professor... Read More

Academic Senate Teaching and Mentoring Awards Announced April 04, 2017

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Distinction In Teaching and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards. Recipients of the Academic Senate Distinction In Teaching Awards and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards will be honored at the Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony to be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lange Room at the UCSF Library on the Parnassus campus. For 2017, the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for... Read More

An Insider View of the 2017 SOM Leadership Retreat March 28, 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

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