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First- and Second-Year Electives

The list below documents electives that change from quarter to quarter. This is a partial listing; additional electives may be advertised on separate announcements or offered by other schools.

Supervised Study and Laboratory Project Course Offerings: Please see the Registrar's Course Catalog.

Sign up for Electives via your online study list on Registrar's SAA Portal.

*MD Competencies referenced in elective listings: http://meded.ucsf.edu/ume/md-competencies

  • Patient Care (PC)
  • Medical Knowledge (MK)
  • Practice-Based Learning & Improvement (PBLI)
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills (ICS)
  • Professionalism (Prof)
  • Systems-Based Practice (SBP)

Pathways to Discovery1 referenced in elective listings: Adapted by Dr. Susan Hyde from http://meded.ucsf.edu/pathways

  • Clinical & Translational Research (CTR): Clinical and translational research that improves health and relieves suffering. Broad range of research areas linking laboratory discoveries to medical advances that improve health for individuals and populations.
  • Global Health (GH): Decreasing the health inequities and disparities in populations throughout the world.
  • Health and Society (H&S): Advance health by engaging society, such as health disparities, policy, social and behavioral science, leadership and advocacy, community engagement.
  • Health Professions Education (HPE): Develop innovators, scholars, and leaders in the field of health professions education.
  • Molecular Medicine (MMP): Clinical practice combined with disease-oriented laboratory research in areas such as immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, human genetics.

Inter-Professional Level of Learning2 referenced in elective listings: Adapted by Dr. Susan Hyde from Reeves S, Lewin S, Espin S, Zwarenstein M (2010) Interprofessional Teamwork for Health and Social Care. Blackwell-Wiley, London.

  • Interprofessional Education (I): Members (or students) of two or more health and/or social care professions engage in learning with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the delivery of care.
  • Multiprofessional Education (M): Members (or students) of two or more professions learn alongside one another; in other words, parallel rather than interactive learning.
  • Uniprofessional Education (U): Education that is undertaken by individuals within the same profession.

Spring 2017 (Fall 2017 elective information will be available in July)

Course Number: Emergency Medicine 170.11
Course Title:
Wilderness Medicine
Faculty:Judith Klein
Units: 1.0
Day, time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm, HSW-300, April 26-June 7
Student Coordinators: Edward Kempton, Sivan Marcus
MD Competencies: MK, PC, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01B - Open to Medical Students Only
Course Title:
Introduction to Primary Care
Faculty: Margo Vener
Units: 1.0
Day, time: Mondays 12pm - 1pm, Room S-174, Starts April 3rd
Student Coordinators: Amalia Gonzalez
MD Competencies: SBP, MK, PBLI, ICS
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.18
Course Title:
Caring for the Underserved
Faculty: Monica Hahn
Units: 1.0
Day, time: Mondays 12pm - 1pm, HSW 303, Starts April 3
Student Coordinators: Todd Liou (SOM), Stephanie Pang (SOP)
MD Competencies: PC, MK, PBLI, ICS
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Medicine 170.10
Course title: Basic Science Journal Club
Faculty: Mark Anderson
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Mondays, 12-1 pm, Room S-170
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Cody Mowery, Marci Rosenberg
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, MK
Pathway: CTR, MMP
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Medicine 170.41
Course Title: Word on the Wards: Inpatient Health Education at ZSFG
Instructor: Rita Nguyen
Units: 3.0
Student Coordinators: Betty Liang
Time/Location: All day training session on Saturday, October 1st in room N-517, 8am-4:30pm; subsequent sessions will be held at Zuckerberg
San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)
Course Description: Word on the Wards is an interprofessional service learning program in which UCSF students serve as health coaches for patients on the ZSFG wards. This year round elective consists of an 8-hour training session on Saturday, October 1, 2016 and six 3.5 hour
clinical shifts, up to 2 of which may be replaced by attendance at supplemental topic review sessions offered during the winter and spring. During the training session, students will learn about working with underserved populations, their role as a health coach, health topic content,
and health coaching techniques. They will apply these skills during their 3.5 hour clinical shifts, which will occur once per month.
Note: We are not accepting new students this quarter. Only students who were enrolled in the elective from Fall 2016 are allowed to re-enroll again in the Winter and Spring 2017 quarters.
Restrictions: 1st and 2nd year students from all schools
Activities: Lecture, Field Work
Evaluation: written assignment

Course Number: Medicine
Course title:
Faculty:
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:
Starting date: 
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address):
Pathway:

Course Number: Ob/Gyn
Course title: 
Faculty:
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: 
Student Coordinators:
MD Competencies:
Pathway: H&S, HPE
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Orthopaedic Surgery 160.04
Course title:  Orthopaedic Surgical Skills and OR Assist Elective
Faculty: Nicole Schroeder
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  As arranged
Student Coordinators: Joey Sheridan, Alex Markes
MD Competencies: PC, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Otolaryngology 170.01
Course Title:
Introduction to Otolaryngology
Faculty: Chase Heaton
Units: 1.0
Day, dates, time, room: Mondays from 4/17-5/29, 12-1pm, Room S-163
Student Coordinators: Andrew Yousef & Soren Jonzzon
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Pediatrics 
Course title:  
Faculty: Tim Kelly
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  
Student Coordinators: 
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Surgery 160.03
Course title: OR Assist: Clinical Experience
Faculty: Nancy Ascher
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: As arranged
Student Coordinators: Jonathan Freise, Matheus Pereira Prado
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Surgery 160.08
Course title: Organ Transplant Experience
Faculty:  Garret Roll
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: As arranged
Student Coordinators: Jeremy Weiser, David Su
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

 

 

 

 


 

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