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David Daikh, MD Appointed to Department of Medicine's Council of Master Clinicians June 20, 2017

David Daikh, MD, has been inducted into the Department of Medicine's Council of Master Clinicians, in the School of Medicine. The Council of Master Clinicians was established to honor department of medicine faculty providing high-quality patient care and teaching. See the other 2017 inductees and a complete list of of Master Clinicians online. Dr. Daikh is the rheumatology division chief at the SFVA Medical Center, and director of the rheumatology fellowship program at UCSF. Dr. Daikh was... Read More

Brian Schwartz, MD, receives the GME Excellence and Innovation Award June 20, 2017

Congratulations to Brian Schwartz, MD, Associate Professor in the School of Medicine for receiving the GME Excellence and Innovation Award! Dr. Schwartz is course director for the Pathogens & Host Defenses (PHD) Foundations 1 block in the Bridges Curriculum, Co-Chair of the Foundations 1 Operations Committee, Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship, and Chair of the Medical Education Working Group of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Schwartz has been a member... Read More

Academics as businesspeople: how our #Meded research leaders can change our organizations June 12, 2017

This KeyLIME (Key Literature in Medical Education) podcast, from the Royal College of Physicans and Surgeons of Canada, reviews an abstract that questions the possibility of looking at HPESUs (health professions education scholarship units) as Institutional Entrepreneurs. Abstract authors include CFE Researchers Bridget O'Brien, PhD; Olle ten Cate, PhD; and David Irby, PhD. Publication details: Varpio L, O'Brien B, Durning S, van der Vleuten C, Gruppen L, Ten Cate O, Humphrey-Murto S, Irby... Read More

Tracy Fulton Honored by the International Association of Medical Science Educators June 12, 2017

Academy member Tracy Fulton, PhD, received a Master Teacher Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE). The award honors an IAMSE member who has consistently demonstrated extraordinary excellence in teaching, both at her institution and within IAMSE. Dr. Fulton has been an Academy member since 2004. Read More

Words of Wisdom: an Interview with Academy Member Carol Miller, MD June 09, 2017

As a new member of the Academy of Medical Educators, it was my pleasure to interview Carol Miller, MD, a respected fellow pediatrician and AME member since 2002. Many know Carol’s history as a leader in the Department of Pediatrics and as a champion for diversity and inclusion; it seems every time I talk to a learner who's worked with her or speak with one of her patients, they sing her praises. Certainly we’ve shared tables at meetings and education events, but it was a special opportunity to... Read More

Benefits of Peer-Peer Learning in Clerkships June 09, 2017

At the national meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Academy members, Arianne Teherani, PhD and Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, joined colleagues from Australia and the Netherlands to present data supporting the benefits of peer-peer learning in clinical contexts, an underutilized yet highly effective educational method. Read more about the presenters and their work. For most medical students, learning during clerkships typically occurs in isolation, and evidence suggests that... Read More

Reflections on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training: Difference Matter June 09, 2017

How do you change the culture of a large organization? How do you improve the climate for diverse learners, staff, and patients at UCSF? These are seemingly impossible questions to address, but the Focus Group 2: Faculty, Residents, and Staff Action Group, of the School of Medicine Differences Matter, tackled these issues.  The Focus Group’s Diversity Leaders, Beth Wilson, MD, MPH; Michelle Guy, MD; Suzanne Kawahara; and Eddie Cruz, MD, MPH, who worked to advance this effort. By Alma Martinez... Read More

Catherine Lucey, MD Appointed Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine May 29, 2017

Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced the appointment of Catherine Lucey, MD, as the Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine. She will continue to serve in her important role as Vice Dean for Education. Read more at Read More

Lisa Winston and Sharad Jain Receive ZSFG Medicine Service Awards May 19, 2017

Two Academy members were recipients of ZSFG's Medicine Service Awards, peer-nominated awards that celebrate the outstanding dedication and commitment by faculty to the goals of the department and hospital. Lisa Winston, MD, received the John Murray, MD Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine, an award that highlights a faculty member that demonstrates "excellence in academic medicine and dedication to the humanitarian mission" of ZSFG. The John Murray, MD Award for Excellence in... Read More

Robertson Receives Recognition of Excellence in Medical Student Recruitment Award May 19, 2017

Inaugural and sustaining Academy member Patty Robertson, MD, receives the 2017 Recognition of Excellence in Medical Student Recruitment award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Awarded annually, ACOG’s department of Medical Student Affairs recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary initiative and dedication to medical student recruitment activities. Dr. Robertson has been an Academy since 2001, and currently serves as the Interim Associate Division... Read More