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Apply for the Teaching Scholars Program by April 1, 2018 February 08, 2018

We invite you to apply for the 2018-2019 Teaching Scholars Program (TSP), sponsored by the UCSF Center for Faculty Educators (CFE). Graduates of TSP often become health professions education leaders and scholars at UCSF and beyond. See a sortable list participants from the past 20 years:   Below are key points about the program and commitment: Mission: To create a cadre of knowledgeable and skilled education leaders for UCSF. Ideal candidates: Faculty... Read More

CFE Highlights Key Initiatives for 2018 January 24, 2018

Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD and Ann Poncelet, MD are excited to share with you highlights of 2018 initiatives.   CFE Mentoring and Peer Feedback Focus: Mentoring is a vital ingredient of the CFE. Academy members and CFE researchers mentor junior faculty, residents, and students interested in education and education research.  ESCape is a weekly forum for peer mentoring to enhance scholarship. The AME Innovations Funding Program has built-in feedback through open proposals. Applicants to the AME... Read More

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Hot Topics for UCSF’s Educator Community January 24, 2018

Last November, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Academies Collaborative, and Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) held annual meetings. Dr. Ann Poncelet, Director of the Academy of Medical Educators and new Academy member, Dr. Michelle Guy, shared their experiences and highlights of the events, offering insight on areas of interest for the UCSF Educator Community.   Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) - This year, educators, learners,... Read More

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Dan Lowenstein Elected to National Academy of Medicine October 16, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced its newly elected members at their annual meeting today, which includes two UCSF faculty members. Daniel Lowenstein, MD, UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Robert B. and Ellinor Aird Professor of Neurology. Dr. Lowenstein has been a member of the Academy of Medical Educators since 2003 and instrumental to the Academy's founding. In addition to Dr. Lowenstein, Rita Redberg, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine in the Division of... Read More

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Join Us October 18 for the UCSF School of Medicine Teaching Awards October 03, 2017

The Center for Faculty Educators (CFE) hosts an annual ceremony for UCSF School of Medicine teaching awards, and the 2016-2017 Teaching Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 5:30 pm, in Cole Hall Auditorium at the Parnassus Campus (513 Parnassus Ave. Ground Floor, SF CA 94143). For more information, email Ivan Mendez.   This year's recipients to be recognized: Charlotte Baer Memorial Award John F. Brown, MD, MPA, Department of Emergency Medicine Special... Read More

The Academy Celebrates UCSF's Educator Community October 03, 2017

On Monday, September 11, the Academy honored its seventeenth class of new members and recognized staff and faculty with the Boyden Staff awards, AME Service award, and Excellence in Teaching Awards at its annual Celebration of New Members. The event gave the Academy and CFE an opportunity to come together, connect with colleagues, and honor the staff and faculty who strengthen the educator community at UCSF. Read more about this year's inductees and award recipients - Download the 2017... Read More

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Building Our Scholarly Community October 03, 2017

Each year on the day of their graduation, participants in the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program share project work with the incoming class of Teaching Scholars and the broader UCSF community.  TSP Class of 2017 This model captures how we build an educational community at UCSF. The graduates go on to enrich their learning environments with their new knowledge and have helped the incoming class of new scholars recognize that they are linked to a long UCSF tradition of valuing the role of educators... Read More

Answering the Call: Educators Drive Initiatives to Address Wellness at UCSF October 02, 2017

With 40-60% of practicing physicians reporting burnout nationwide, health professions educators at UCSF are answering the call from our local constituencies and national organizations to make provider well being a central theme in our work. Numerous initiatives exist, aimed at better understanding and addressing the causes of burnout and promoting well being and resiliency in all members of our campus community, from students to faculty. For example, Dr. Lee Jones, associate dean for students... 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

Kimberley Chan and Laura Pliska Receive the Academy's Boyden Staff Award August 28, 2017

Kimberley Chan, Residency Program Coordinator and Laura Pliska, Administrative Director of GME, are the recipients of the 2017 Jaclyne Witte Boyden Award.  Named for former Vice Dean Jackie Boyden, a strong advocate for the Academy’s establishment, Jaclyne Witte Boyden Award (Boyden Award) recipients are awarded and recognized annually at the Academy's Celebration of New Members. The Boyden Award honors and recognizes exemplary service by School of Medicine staff in support of medical... Read More

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