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Linking Care to Community - The Health & Society Pathway June 05, 2014

College Track MedLink participant shows off her graduation certificate. Photo: Miguel N. Abad/collegetrack.org By Mitzi BakerIn 2002, as a first-year medical student, Damon Francis, MD, witnessed economic and ethnic inequities in the health professions that he wanted to change for the better. To give medical students a way to inspire and support high school students from communities underrepresented in the health professions, Francis helped found MedLink, a mentorship and science education... Read More

H&S Graduate Profile: Hemal Kanzaria, MD June 02, 2014

The Health & Society Pathway presents a learner profile featuring H&S graduate Hemal Kanzaria. To read our other profiles, click here.Health and Society Pathway graduate Hemal Kanzaria, MDHemal Kanzaria, MD, was first exposed to the health consequences derived from largely preventable illnesses through his trips to India and Kenya, his parents’ home countries. “I learned of the critical shortage of supplies that many healthcare centers face in such countries, including clinics without... Read More

H&S Congratulates Chelsea Bowman, MD July 22, 2013

The Health & Society Pathway congratulates 2012 Pathway graduate Chelsea Bowman on her recent publication, "Enculturation of unsafe attitudes and behaviors: student perceptions of safety culture". It was published in the June issue of Academic Medicine, the official journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The publication, a direct result of Chelsea's Health & Society Pathway project as a medical student, studies medical student perceptions on the patient safety culture... Read More

Meet a Trainee: Krishan Soni, MD, MBA October 23, 2012

Former H&S Pathway learner, Krishan Soni, talks about his experience in the Health Systems & Leadership track and how it has helped shape his career:http://medicine.ucsf.edu/safety/overview/krishansoni.html Read More

Hunger and Hospital Stays August 17, 2012

Dr. Julia Newman, H&S Pathway student and new UCSF resident, and her mentor Dr. Hilary Seligman researched the connections between hunger and length of hospital stay as part of the SF General Hospital Food Insecurity Project. Read more about their work Read More