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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.

Winter 2017 (Spring 2017 elective information will be available in March)

Course Number: Dermatology 170.01
Course Title:
Principles of Dermatology
Faculty: Kanade Shinkai
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators:
Day, time: Mondays, 12-1pm, S-163
MD Competencies: SBP, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Emergency Medicine 170.13 - Continued from Fall quarter
Course Title:
Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound
Faculty: Nate Teissman
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Nick Murphy
Day, time: Mondays, 6-9pm, January 9th and 23rd
MD Competencies: SBP, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 160.04
Course Title:
Transgender Health
Faculty: Madeline Deutsch
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Cameron Donald, Elaine Hsiang, Rachel Levy, Adrienne Kennedy, Niko Pascua, Angel Rosario
Day, time: Fridays, 12-1pm, HSW-300, Starts 1/6
MD Competencies: SBP, MK, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: IDS 170.03
Course Title:
Genomic & Precision Medicine
Faculty: Kathy Hyland & Jessica Tenney
Units: 2.0
Class dates/times/location: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm , CL-220/223. Starts 1/11
Student Coordinator: Trisha Macrae, SOM & Chris Shahrooz-Foo, SOP
MD Competencies: MK, SBP, ICS
Pathway: MMP
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 TBD
Starting date:  January 9, 2017
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: Ob/Gyn 170.03
Course title:  Family Planning and Reproductive Choice
Faculty: Andrea Jackson
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  Wednesdays, 12-1pm, Room S-180, Starts, 1/11
Student Coordinators: Zoe Kornberg, Caroline Hodge, Johanna Glaser, Kathleen Reutter, RN
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, MK
Pathway: H&S, HPE
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Ob/Gyn 170.13
Course title:  Introduction to High Value Care
Faculty: George Sawaya
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  Tuesdays, 12-1pm, Room N-517, Starts, 1/10
Student Coordinators: Manu Venkat, Eric Ronne, Prihatha Narasimmaraj
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, MK, Prof, PBLI
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Pediatrics 170.01C
Course title:  PedSTARS
Faculty: Tim Kelly
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  Fridays, 12-1pm, Starts 1/6, Room S-157
Student Coordinators: Elizabeth Hwang & Lauren Meyer
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Psychiatry 170.17B
Course title: Exploring Contemporary Psychiatry
Faculty: Descartes Li
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Thursdays, 12-1pm, Room N-517; Starts January 10th
Student Coordinators: Samantha Sahi & Evan Whitehead
MD Competencies: MK, PC
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Title: Interventional Radiology Interest Group
Faculty Contacts: Vishal Kumar, MD & Evan Lehrman, MD
Contact Email: IRIG.UCSF@gmail.com

Course Number: Radiology 170.08
Course title: Introduction to Interventional Radiology
Faculty: Vishal Kumar, MD; Evan Lehrman, MD; Miles Conrad, MD
# of Units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Thursday, 12-1, S-172
Starting date: January 19, 2017 (ends March 23, 2017)
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Andre Cote, Alex Diaz, Sravani Kondapavulur, Parth Kumar, Sivan Marcus, Hayley Schultz
MD Competencies: MK, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Surgery 160.14
Course title: Introduction to Aerospace Medicine
Faculty:  Marlene Grenon
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Thursdays, 12-1pm, Toland Hall, Starts on 1/12
Student Coordinators: Dan Ward & Jordan Spatz
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

 

 

 


 

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