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Sandrijn van Schaik Awarded Baum Family Presidential Chair February 16, 2018

Academy member and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD, received the Baum Family Presidential Chair for Experiential Learning last week. The appointment was presented in recognition of her transformative contributions in interprofessional experiential learning and exemplary leadership in supporting UCSF’s commitment to educating 21st century physicians. "This is an enormous honor and an important recognition for the work we have done at UCSF to advance simulation and... Read More

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2017 Teaching Scholars Graduates' Scholarly Presentations August 28, 2017

Join us as the graduating 2017 Teaching Scholars present their scholarly work in education in a mini-orals format.  The Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) develops educational leaders and scholars through an intensive seminar series, mentored projects, a network of educational colleagues, and collaborative learning.  Program Details | Learner Objectives | TSP Outcomes Class of 2017: Eyad Almasri, MD, Department of Medicine, UCSF Fresno Naomi Anker, MD, AM, Department of Medicine, VAMC... Read More

Academy's Class of 2017 Announced August 28, 2017

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is pleased to announce our new members: Nima Afshar, MD, Medicine, SOM Amy B. Garlin, MD, Medicine, SOM Michelle Guy, MD, Medicine, SOM David Jull-Patterson, PhD, Psychiatry, SOM Ryan Laponis, MD, MSci, Medicine, SOM Ellen Laves, MD, Pediatrics, SOM Erin Mathes, MD, Dermatology, SOM Bradley Monash, MD, Medicine, SOM Alissa Peterson, MD, Psychiatry, SOM Nardine Saad Riegels, MD, Medicine, SOM Larissa Thomas, MD, MPH, Medicine, SOM... Read More

Homegrown Medical Education Podcasts #NarrativesForTheWin July 31, 2017

We all have our favorite commute podcasts. But, did you know that there are at least two homegrown UCSF education podcasts, The Spark: Medical Education for the Curious Minds and Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM)? In fact in co-writing this piece with new AME Communications Co-Champion, Michelle Lin, Anda Kuo remembered that Lin has her own (highly popular) podcast, ALiEM. ALiEM describes itself as "your digital connection to the cooperative world of EM. We strive to reshape medical... Read More

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

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