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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.

Fall 2017 (Winter 2018 elective information will be available in December)

Course Number: Epidemiology 180.08 - ONE DAY ONLY, OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS FROM ALL SCHOOLS
Course Title:
 Violence-Causes, Effects, Solutions
Faculty: Leigh Kimberg
Units: 1
Day, time: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00am-5:30pm
Location: UCSF Parnassus (various locations)
Date: November 4, 2017
Student Coordinators: Toke Odimayomi , Camille Rogine, Myranda Tills, Rachel Levy, Hannah Stone
Competencies: ICS, SBP, PC
Pathway: H&S

Course Number: Emergency Medicine 170.13
Course Title: Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound
Faculty: Nathan Teismann
Units: 1
Day, time: 6-9PM on the following Wednesdays: 9/6, 9/27, 10/11, 11/15 @ S20/22
Student Coordinators: Toke Odimayomi, Brittany Robinson, Ray Gylys, Sivan Marcus, Vid Reddy, Celia Haering, Kevin Huynh, Elaine Hsiang
Competencies: MK, ICS
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01A
Course Title:
Mabuhay Health Center Elective (Listed as "Special Issues in Health Care" when you register)
Faculty: Ron Labugen & Margo Vener
Units: 1.0
Day, time:Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, October 14, 2017; 9 AM - 12 PM @ Parnassus (Room TBD; 12 PM - 3 PM @ Mabuhay Health Center (1010 Mission St.)
Lunchtime Lectures*: On the following Fridays from 12:10 PM - 1 PM @ Parnassus (Rooms TBD): 9/15, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1  *Students must attend at least 2 of the 4 in order to receive credit
Student Coordinators: Martin Consunji & Marissa Chou
MD Competencies: PC, MK, Prof
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: IDS 170.02
Course title: Patient as Teacher: A Skills-based Approach to Dementia
Faculty: Cindy Barton, Robin Ketelle, Josette Rivera
# of units: 3.0 upon completion of 3 quarters
Day, time, and location of the elective: As arranged by faculty
MD Competencies: MK, ICS, SBP
Pathway: HPE, H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: IDS 170.04
Course title: Peer Teaching Program
Faculty: Derek Harmon
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: As arranged
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Stacey Frumm, Justin Bullock, Kirk Fergus
MD Competencies: MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Medicine 170.01B
Course title: Introduction to Health Policy
Faculty: Ari Hoffman (Cindy Lai listed online)
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesdays at noon, Room S-159
Starting date: 8/22-11/7 (No meeting on 9/12)
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Sarah Rosenberg-Wohl, Andrew Wong
MD Competencies: SBP, ICS, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

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
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address):
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, MK
Pathway: CTR, MMP
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Medicine 170.40 - Open to students in SOM, SOP & SON
Course Title: UCSF Student Flu Crew for Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Faculty: J. Rinker
# of units: 1.0
Course Description: Students plan, coordinate, administer flu vaccines in the SF Bay Area. These free on-site events will be held at various locations in coordination with local social services groups for underserved communities and employers. Students will be responsible for: Obtaining vaccines and supplies including funding. Identifying community partners for sites to administer vaccine. Scheduling students, faculty for each vaccination event. Consenting, administering and documenting each vaccination given.
Day, time, location of the elective: TBD
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Vinh Ho & Julia Lee
MD Competencies: Patient Care
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Medicine 170.47
Course title: Clinical reasoning through the oral presentation one-liner statement
Faculty: Gabriel Ortiz
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: 12-1pm on Mondays, 9/18-11/27
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Faustine Ramirez
MD Competencies: MK, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Neurology 170.30
Course title: Intro to Neuro Subspecialties
Faculty: Alexandra Nelson
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: 8/30-12/6, 12-1pm, Wednessdays, Room S-163 (except Sept 6th)
Room for Sept 6th: S-180
Student Coordinators: Ammanuel Simon, Sravani Kondapavulur, Caleb Edwards, Vicky Tateo
MD Competencies: MK, PC
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Ob/Gyn 170.01A
Course title: Women, the Environment, and Physician Activism
Faculty: Bob Gould, Julie Lindow
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesdays, 12:10-1pm, Room S-157, Starts 8/22
Student Coordinators: Carolyn Rennels, Gabriela Weigel
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: H&S, HPE
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Ob/Gyn 170.02
Course title: UTEACH
Faculty: Vanessa Tilp, Kate Frometa
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Thursdays 12-1pm, beginning 9/14, N-721
Student Coordinators: Amalia Gonzalez, Lillian Lai
MD Competencies: MK, SBP, ICS
Pathway: H&S, HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Ob/Gyn 170.04 – Open to MS2s Only
Course title: ObGyn: Introduction to Procedures and Surgical Skills
Faculty: Gaetan Pettigrew
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Fridays 12-1pm or 1-3pm, schedule to be distributed during the first session (Friday 8/25, 12-1pm, CL-221)
Student Coordinators: Amalia Gonzalez, Gabriela Weigel, Hannah Yemane, Katy Abel, Rachel Levy
MD Competencies: MK, SBP, ICS
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Ob/Gyn 170.08
Course title: Health of Incarcerated People
Faculty: Andrea Jackson
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: 9/28-12/7, 12-1pm, Thursdays, 
Student Coordinators: Jeremy Weiser & Rebecca Barber
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: H&S, HPE
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Ortho Surg 160.03
Course title: An Interactive Intro to Health Technology and Innovation 
Faculty: Aenor Sawyer
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Mondays, 12-1pm, 8/14-11/6
Room CL-221/222 (Library) for August 14, 21, 28. Room S-174 for 9/11-11/6
Student Coordinators: Simon Ammanuel, Nhi Ho, Andrew Wong
MD Competencies: MK, PC, ICS
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Pediatrics 170.01A 
Course title:  Exploring Pediatrics
Faculty: Michele Long and Tim Kelly
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Mondays, 12-1pm, Room S-159 (Except 9/11 which is in S-214)
Student Coordinators: Julia Chambers, Audrey Nichols, Talia Mahony
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Psychiatry 170.17B
Course title:  Exploring Contemporary Psychiatry
Faculty: Madeleine Lansky
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Thursdays, 12-1pm in Room N-729: 8/17, 8/24, 9/7, 9/14, 10/5, 10/26, 11/2
NOTE: N-721 on 8/17 and 9/7
Student Coordinators: Zoya Qureshy, Allison Ibarra, Sharyar Rahdari, Eric Lopez, Carolyn Rennels
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Surgery 160.10
Course title: Introduction to Vascular and Cardiovascular Interventions
Faculty: Marlene Grenon
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Weds 12-1PM, Starts on 8/30, in Toland Hall except for 9/6 and 10/11 in N-729
Student Coordinators: Joel Ramirez & Natalie Hernandez
MD Competencies: MK
Pathway: HPE, CTR
Interprofessional Learning: U

 

 

 

 

 


 

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