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CFE's Patricia O'Sullivan Receives UCSF's 2018 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award April 24, 2018

Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD, director of Research and Development in Medical Education for the Center for Faculty Educators, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award from UCSF Academic Affirs. The award is a high honor in recognition of the significant impact Dr. Sullivan has made on the professional careers and personal development of her mentees. Please join the campus for an award celebration and reception honoring Dr. O’Sullivan and her... Read More

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Academy members Beth Harleman, MD and Ellen Laves, MD Receive Holly Smith Awards March 29, 2018

Holly Smith Award winners for 2018 include Academy members Beth Harleman, MD and Ellen Laves, MD. Please join us in celebrating them on May 22. The Lloyd Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine was established in 2000 to recognize exceptional career service that has resulted in broad and long-lasting benefit to the School of Medicine. The award is named for Lloyd H. (Holly) Smith, Jr., whose 35-year career as chair of medicine and associate dean exemplified such an... Read More

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April 19 Med Ed Grand Rounds: Tips and Tricks from Experienced Editors for Getting Your Education Scholarship Published March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 Join us for a panel discussion with those who have not only published but also served as editors, editorial board members and reviewers. Attendees can attend in person or watch live. Led by our CFE Educational Researchers: Christy Boscardin, PhD; David Irby, PhD; Bridget O'Brien, PhD; Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD; Arianne Teherani, PhD Different types of publications (review articles, book chapters, original research articles) have differing impact on one’s academic career.... Read More

Call for Membership 2018: Academy of Medical Educators March 22, 2018

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce the 2018 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

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Mentoring Across Differences March 20, 2018

The annual winter site-based meetings for the Academy of Medical Educators have become a popular venue for Academy members to connect with colleagues in smaller settings at various UCSF campus locations. The meetings provide an opportunity to share issues and experiences that can be difficult in a larger group. This year, the AME took some time to reflect on the value of mentorship in educational settings and apply their mentorship experience to the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.... Read More

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Fresno Continues to Build An Education Community March 19, 2018

Our 3rd annual Fresno Education Symposium covered three critical areas in medical education: mentorship, technology, and creating safe, positive, and effective learning climates.   Mentorship Members of Fresno’s Academy of Medical Educators, Fresno faculty active in faculty development, and the Center for Faculty Educators began our morning with a discussion on mentoring. If you’re anything like me, you probably have never looked up the definition of the word "mentor," even though as... Read More

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Structuring Feedback and Debriefing to Achieve Mastery Learning Goals March 12, 2018

Structuring Feedback and Debriefing to Achieve Mastery Learning Goals A synopsis of the article Structuring Feedback and Debriefing to Achieve Mastery Learning Goals by Eppich, Hung, Duval-Arnould, Siddal and Cheng in in the journal Academic Medicine. By Karen Hauer, MD, PhD   What did I learn from this article? This article presents a study of mastery learning strategies in the context of ACLS and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training for residents to explore the essential... Read More

Tim Kelly, Cherished UCSF Educator, Mentor, and Clinician Has Passed Away March 07, 2018

February 28, 2018 Professor of Pediatrics Timothy Kelly, MD, a cherished UCSF educator, mentor, clinician and colleague, passed away peacefully at his home. A beloved member of the Academy and UCSF community, Dr. Kelly was an inaugural member of the Academy of Medical Educators, inducted in 2001.   We will celebrate the incredible life of Dr. Tim Kelly in our next newsletter. Please read the announcement for more information.       Read More

March 8: Med Ed Grand Rounds - Integrating Foundational and Clinical Sciences in the Medical Curriculum March 06, 2018

March 4, 2018 Join us this Thursday, March 8 at 3pm, as we host a MedEd Grand Rounds session with visiting scholar Neil Osheroff, PhD, for his lecture Integrating Foundational and Clincial Sciences in the Medical Curriculum. Dr. Osheroff is the Director of the Academy for Excellence in Education and Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, his talk will discuss the Integrated Science Courses (ISCs) in the clinical years... Read More

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For Better or Worse: Context Influences Diagnostic Decision Making March 02, 2018

The much celebrated clinical reasoning researcher, Henk Schmidt, gave Medical Education Grand Rounds at UCSF on February 22, 2018, on the topic of "For Better or Worse: Context Influences Diagnostic Decision Making." Dr. Schmidt is a professor of Psychology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and is the preeminent researcher in physician diagnostic and clinical reasoning. He and his colleagues use experimental psychology laboratory studies to explore controversies in clinical reasoning.   Dr... Read More

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