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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 2016 (Fall 2016 elective information will be available in August)

Course Number: Anatomy 170.30
Course title: An-Art-Omy
Faculty: Derek Harmon
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Wednesdays, 12-1pm, April 6-June 8, CL-215/216
Student coordinators: Alex Withers, Sarah Vasquez, & Joey Knox
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Anthropology 170.01
Course title: Introduction to Medical Anthropology
Faculty: Vincanne Adams
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Mondays, 12-1pm, Location TBD, starts April 25th
Student coordinators: Caroline Hodge, Raphael Frankfurter
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Clinical Pharmacy 161.02- Open to SOM Students
Course Title:
Introduction to Managed Care Pharmacy (More info here)
Units: 1.0
Coordinator: Jenna Lam
Day, time, location: Mondays from 5 - 7 PM (April 4 to May 9th only)
MD Competencies: MK, PBLI, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Emergency Medicine 170.11
Course title: Wilderness Medicine
Faculty: Judith Klein
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Thursdays, 6-8pm, HSW 301, Starts April 7th
Student coordinators: Daniel Ward, Sagar Desai, Danny Fernandez
MD Competencies: MK, PC, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01A - Students from all schools welcome!
Course Title:
Religious & Spiritual Diversity: Incorporating Faith into Healthcare Training & Delivery
Faculty: Shelley Adler, Margo Vener
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Maggie Kozman, Lauren Hennein, Joy Chan
Day, time, location: Mondays 6-8pm, 4/4-4/25, Room S-157
MD Competencies: SBP, PBLI, ICS
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01B - SOM Students Only
Course Title:
Introducton to Primary Care
Faculty: Margo Vener, Beth Wilson
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Annie McDonough, Sonja Swenson
Day, time, location: Mondays 12 - 1pm, Room S-163, Starts April 4th
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, Prof
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01E
Course Title:
Mandarin/Cantonese Medical Terminology
Faculty: Margo Vener
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Kimberly Chen, Lisha Deng
Day, time, location: Tuesdays, 12-1pm, Room N-721/729, Starts March 29
MD Competencies: PBLI, ICS
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: IDS 172
Course Title:
Seminars in Emerging Science and Practice of Therapeutics
Faculty: Peter Chin-Hong
Units: 1.0
Class dates/times/location: Mondays, 3-4pm for lectures; 3-4:30pm for class discussions; Runs 3/28-5/23
MD Competencies: MK
Pathway: HPE
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, 12-1pm, Room S-170
Student Coordinators: Paul Wei, Ian Boothby, Devan Diwanji
Contact: Geri Ehle
MD Competencies: MK, PC, ICS
Pathway: CTR & MMP
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Medicine 170.38
Course title: The Medical Student as Writer
Faculty: Louise Aronson, M.D., M.F.A.
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, location of elective: Preliminary meeting from 12-1 on 4/21 in S-168, then Wednesday nights 4/27, 5/4, 5/18, 5/25, 6/8, 6/15, from 6-8pm in S-170
Student Coordinators: Max Pillsbury, Matt Crimp, Kara Wang
MD Competencies: ICS, PBLI
Pathway: Health and Society (H&S)
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Ortho Surg 160.04
Course title:  Orthopaedic Surgical Skills and OR Assist Elective
Faculty: Mohammed Diab & Nicole Schroeder
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  As arranged
Student Coordinators: Joseph Knox, Karsyn Bailey
MD Competencies: PC, MK, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Otolaryngology 170.01
Course title: Introduction to Otolaryngology
Faculty: Anna Meyer, Marika Russell
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  Tuesdays, 12-1pm, Room S-172
Student Coordinators: Karena Puldon, Nico Coleman & Laila Fouzoni
MD Competencies: PC, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

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

Course Number: Surgery 160.03
Course Title: 
OR Assist: Clinical Experience
Faculty: Nancy Ascher
Units: 0.5
Student Coordinators: Aaron Louie, Tania Benjamin
Day, time, and location of the elective:    As arranged with surgeon mentor, with 6hrs minimum of OR scrub-in
Starting date: Lottery opens in March. Mandatory talk: “OR Etiquette and Instruments” by Dr. Andre Campbell on March 28, 2016 12pm. Location TBA
MD Competencies: MK, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Surgery 160.07
Course Title: 
Surgery Donor Runs
Faculty: John Roberts
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Carrie Cao, Allen Barnett
Day, time, and location of the elective:    As arranged with surgeon mentor.
MD Competencies: MK, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Surgery 160.08
Course title: Organ Transplant Experience
Faculty:  John Roberts
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  As arranged
Student Coordinators: Alexandra Friedman, David Corpman
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Surgery 160.13
Course title: Introduction to Plastic Surgery
Faculty: Mary McGrath
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, Room S-176 
Starting date: April 6, 2016
Student Coordinators: Tania Benjamin, Andrew Tam
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

 

 


 

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