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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: Anesthesia & Preoperative Care 170.01A
Course Title: Introduction to Anesthesia
Faculty: Wendy Woo, MD and Solmaz Manuel, MD
Units: 1.0
Day, time: Wednesdays, August 16 thru November 8, 2017 (except 8/30, 9/13, 10/25) 12 noon - 1pm @ Parnassus
Lunchtime Lectures*: On the following Wednesdays from 12:00 noon - 1 PM @ Parnassus --8/16, 8/23, 9/6 in room S170; 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8 in room S168  *Students must attend at least 8 of the 10 in order to receive credit
Student Coordinators: Sivan Marcus & Tessnim Ahmad
MD Competencies: MK, PC
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

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- only open to Medical Students
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: Family & Community Medicine 170.01B- Open to all schools/students
Course
Title: Disability and Chronic Conditions: Advocating for patients, peers, and yourself (Listed as "Special Issues in Health Care" when you register)
Faculty: Clarissa Kripke & Margo Vener
Units: 1.0
Day, time, location: Mondays, 12-1pm, Room S-214. Runs from 9/25-11/27
Student Coordinators: Lisa Shwartz, Walker Keenan, Megan Winkelman, Laurence Henson, Sara Benson
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, PBLI, ICS
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01C - Medical Students Only
Course Title: Massage & Meditation
Instructor: Wolf Mehling (Margo Vener is Faculty of record)
Units: 1
Student Coordinators: Cara Eberhardt & Parth Kumar
Time/Day: Mondays, 6-8pm, 8/14; 8/21; 8/28; 9/11; 9/18; 9/25; 10/2; 10/9; 10/23
Location: Mt. Zion Campus, Room 526, 5th Floor, Osher Building, 1545 Divisadero, corner with Post, 1/2 block away from Geary
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, PBLI
Inter-Professional Learning: I

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01E - Limited to 12 SOM Students
Course Title: Emotional Brain Medicine - Course Information here
Instructor: Laurel Mellin (Margo Vener is Faculty of record)
Units: 1
Time/Day: Wednesdays, 12-1pm, Room S-176, October 4-November 15
Pathway: HPE
MD Competencies: MK, SBP, PC
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.08
Course Title: Complementary Paths of Healing
Instructor: Shelley R. Adler, PhD
Units: 1
Student Coordinators: Nicole Andrews & Sahar Hojjat
Dates: October 4 -  December 6, 2017
Time/Day: Wednesdays, 12 - 1pm; Location: S-214
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: PC, ICS
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.10A
Course Title: Homeless Health Issues
Instructor: Margo Vener & Jackie Tulsky
Units: 1
Student Coordinators: Max Feinstein, Lily Barnard, Shirley Zhao, Michaela Lambert
Dates: 9/25/2017-12/4/2017
Time/Day/Location: Monday, 12:00-1:00, First class on 9/25 in HSW-303
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, PBLI, SBP
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 172A - Open to all schools/students
Course Title: Legal Medicine (click for information on course)
Instructor: Dan Tennenhouse
Units: 1.0
Time/Day: Wednesdays, 5-7pm, Room S-174, Runs 10/3-12/5
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: Prof, ICS
Inter-Professional Level: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 184 - only open to Medical Students
Course Title: Contemporary Issues in Latino Health
Instructor: Manuel Tapia
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Matheus Pereira Prado & Fabian Fernandez
Day, time, location: Mondays, 12-1pm, Room HSW 303, Runs from August 7-November 6
Pathway: H&S, HPE
MD Competencies: SBP, ICS
Inter-Professional Level: 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 S-172, Starts August 21st
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 170.34A
Course title: Asian American Pacific Islander Health Disparities and Issues
Faculty: Cindy Lai
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, Starts on 10/4/17
HSW 302: 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/22, 11/29; HSW 300: 11/15; HSW 303: 10/11, 11/8
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Lu Tian & Thomas Leung
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

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 170.41 - Open to students in SOM, SOP, and SON - Currently accepting 8 students from each school. If interested please contact wordonthewards@gmail.com prior to enrolling for more details, and to receive the official sign up sheet.
Course title: Word on the Wards: Inpatient Health Coaching at SFGH 
Faculty: Kelly Han
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Mandatory OrientationSaturday, October 21, 8am - 4:30pm @ Parnassus (Room TBD); Health Coaching Sessions: 2-5:30pm on select weekdays @ ZSFG
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Morgan Kelly & April Liang
MD Competencies: MK, ICS, PC, Prof
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: I

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, 9/18-12/4, Room S-163 (No class on Nov 20th)
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 - Listed as "Special Issues in Ob-Gyn and Reproductive Sciences"
Course title: Women, Health, the Environment, and Health Professional Activism
Faculty: Bob Gould (listed as Naomi Stotland in the Course Catalogue)
# 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 (A Unique Teaching Experience About Childbirth & Health)
Faculty: Vanessa Tilp, Kate Frometa
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesdays, 12-1pm, beginning 9/5, Room 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 8/18, 12-1pm, Anatomy Lab)
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: Ophthalmology160.01
Course Title: Introduction to Ophthalmology
Instructor: Jacque Duncan
Units: 1
Student Coordinators: Max Feinstein & Kevin Yu
Dates: 9/5/2017-12/21/2017
Time/Day/Location: Tuesday, 12:00-1:00, Room TBD
Pathway: HPE, CTR
MD Competencies: MK
Inter-Professional Learning: U

Course Number: Ortho Surg 160.01
Course title: Introduction to Clinical Orthopaedics
Faculty: Nicole Schroeder
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesday nights, 6-8pm, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 11/7; Anatomy Lab
Will start on Tuesday, Sept 26th
Student Coordinators: Alexander Markes, Joey Sheridan
MD Competencies: MK, PC, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Ortho Surg 160.03 - Open to all schools/students
Course title: An Interactive Introduction 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 (no class on 9/4, Labor Day holiday)
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: Pediatrics 170.01B
Course title:  Medical Vietnamese
Faculty: Tim Kelly
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesdays, 12-1pm, October 3-November 28 in Room S-157
Student Coordinators: Lynn Lam & Binh Pham
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, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/30
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: Radiology 170.04
Course title:  Introduction to Radiology
Faculty: Emma Webb/Dave Naeger
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Thursdays, 12-1pm, August 24-November 2nd, Room S-180
Coordinators: Tomas Bolivar, Dept. of Radiology
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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