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Continuing Medical Education

UCSF Continuing Education to Present at the SACME Annual Meeting in May

UCSF staff and faculty have had abstracts accepted for oral presentation as Best Practices and Innovation in CPD at the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) annual meeting, May 16-20, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This year’s theme is Cutting Edge CPD/CME: US and Beyond US Borders.
Teach For UCSF Certificate Program: Encouraging Educational Skills Development in Faculty and Trainees shares the authors’ experience with designing and implementing the Teach for UCSF Certificate Program, its initial outcomes, and future plans.  To address faculty development needs, UCSF offers over 60 free, CME-accredited workshops annually with overall participation nearing 1,000.  With so many options for faculty development it was recognized that faculty needed an approach to navigate through offerings, advance toward a goal, and receive recognition of their efforts.  The focused approach allows UCSF to meet the evolving teaching needs of its teachers.   Future directions include a newly-implemented program evaluation, and expansion to include additional certificate tracks such as Teaching Quality Improvement/Patient Safety, and Education Leadership.  The abstract was authored by Victoria Ruddick, Holly Nishimura, Sandrijn van Schaik and Patricia O’Sullivan, and will be presented by Ms. Ruddick.
Getting Ready to Coach: A Novel Approach to Faculty Development for Medical Student Coaching Programs
highlights the efforts of a group of faculty and staff involved with the UCSF Bridges Coaching Program.  The group created a set of simulated student scenarios to prepare student coaches for their roles, allowing for active practice, direct observation and feedback as part of the faculty development initiative. The presentation will demonstrate the feasibility and acceptability of this approach, which received endorsing evaluations from the participating coaches both immediately after and 6 months later. The abstract was authored by Sandrijn van Schaik, Anita Richards, Calvin Chou, Kristen Fitzhenry, Allison Ishizaki, Meg McNamara, Lisa Meeks, Stephanie Rennke, Anna Chang, and Karen Hauer, and will be presented by Dr. van Schaik.
The UCSF Bridges Curriculum, launched in the fall of 2016, is a three-phase, fully integrated curriculum delivered over four years.  With the goal of “Preparing the 21st Century Physician,” it is designed to enable students to work within complex systems to improve healthcare and advance science for future generations of patients.
SACME is dedicated to the advancement of continuing medical education for the ultimate improvement of patient care.  The society’s mission is to promote the highest value in patient care and health of the public through the scholarship of continuing medical and interprofessional education.
The UCSF CME Program’s mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for health care professionals in all areas of clinical care, teaching and research by providing diverse educational activities that aim to increase competence, enhance practice performance, and improve the health status of patients. These goals are integral to UCSF's overall mission of advancing health worldwide.
The Office of CME is proud to have UCSF’s faculty development efforts highlighted at this esteemed meeting.