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UCSF GME Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Toolkit March 22, 2017

This new toolkit has many resources which may be useful to faculty designing QI/PS curricula, as well as residents and fellows looking to do independent learning. If you have resources to contribute, please send them to glenn.rosenbluth@ucsf.edu https://courses.ucsf.edu/course/view.php?id=3557 (requires MyAccess login) Read More

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UCSF to Train Residents in Lean Management and Process Improvement July 14, 2016

UC San Francisco will train medical residents and fellows in Lean management principles, as part of a broader institutional commitment to continuous quality improvement. The effort is being supported in part with a grant from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) through its Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments initiative. UCSF was one of eight medical training sites nationally to receive the competitive grant. The Pursuing Excellence initiative... Read More

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UCSF Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education Awards May 25, 2016

We are pleased to announce the fourth annual UCSF Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education Awards.    These awards recognize 1) a program coordinator or other GME administrative staff; 2) a faculty member (including program directors, associate program directors, etc); and 3) a resident or fellow for exemplary efforts to improve graduate medical education at UCSF.   Nominees will have demonstrated a commitment to advancing graduate medical education at UCSF through educational... Read More

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UCSF Macy GME Innovations Conference April 19, 2016

UCSF recently hosted one of 6 regional meetings on GME innovation initiated and supported by the Macy Foundation. http://medschool.ucsf.edu/features/ucsfmacy-conference-highlights-gme-innovations-commitment-health-care-equity Read More

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UCSF Patient Care Fund March 24, 2016

The Patient Care Fund, established by the UCSF Medical Center, is an opportunity for all UCSF trainees to improve patient experiences at UCSF.  Clinical trainees are in a unique position to recognize unmet patient needs and make important contributions!   We are seeking new proposals on a rolling basis.  It’s time to get those creative juices flowing!  Scrutinize your work environment and determine how patient experiences can be enhanced.  To submit a proposal, please complete the online... Read More

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2015 UCSF GME Resident and Fellow QI Poster Awards November 30, 2015

Two resident and clinical fellow quality improvement incentive program projects were awarded top poster awards at the fifth annual Quality Celebration Event on October 22nd.   The Medicine residents, led by Daniel Wheeler, MD; Kevin Yee, MD; Rachel Greenblatt, MD; and Talia Kahn, MD were awarded first place for their poster “Think Twice, Stick Once: An Internal Medicine Housestaff Incentive Project to Reduce Phlebotomy”  The Cardiology fellows, led by Krishan Soni, MD and Lucas Zier, MD, ere... Read More

Great Catch by Dr. Ruwan Kiringoda November 04, 2014

The UCSF Medical Center has begun a new recognition program called the "Great Catch for Patient Safety Program."  The program will recognize individuals at UCSF who prevent or mitigate harm as reflected in an incident report.  The program is sponsored by the Patient Safety Department and the Patient Safety Committee to recognize efforts to report safety concerns, promote transparency of events and follow-up, and foster patient safety awareness and a culture of safety. New individuals will be... Read More

Announcing Two New Faculty in UCSF GME November 03, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Drs. Erick Hung and Kathy Julian will assume leadership positions in the UCSF GME Program.Erick Hung will be the Director, Curricular Affairs, GME.  Erick will provide leadership for curricular excellence and innovation in GME and for advanced learner assessment.  Erick will work across specialties utilizing the framework of the common program requirements, the ACGME competencies, the UME/GME continuum, and the UCSF Pathways to Discovery Program.  This work will... Read More

UCSF GME Resident and Fellow QI Poster Awards November 03, 2014

Two resident and clinical fellow quality improvement incentive program projects were awarded top poster awards at the fourth annual Quality Celebration Event on October 16th.  The Palliative Medicine fellows, led by Kara Bischoff, MD and Rachel Ruskin, MD, were awarded first place for their poster “Taking the Pain Out of Quality Improvement: Improving Pain in Patients Seen by an Inpatient Palliative Care Service.”  Kara was at the event to accept her award and talk a little about the initiative... Read More