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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 2018 (Spring 2018 elective information will be available in March)

Course Number: Dermatology 170.01
Course Title:
Principles of Dermatology
Faculty: Dr. Kanade Shinkai, Dr. Amanda Raymond
# of units: 1
Day, time and location of the elective: Tuesdays, 12-1pm, 1/30 (S168), 2/6 (S168), 2/20 (S168), 2/28 (S172), 3/6 (S168), 3/20 (S168)
Starting Date: 1/30
Student name(s) and contact information: Hailey Juszczak & Stefan Lowenstein
Competency: Medical Knowledge (MK)
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Emergency Medicine 170.10
Course Title: Introduction to Emergency Medicine
Faculty: Rachel Chin
Units: 1.0
Day, time: Wednesdays, 12-1pm, Room S-214. Starts 1/10
Student Coordinators: Pasha Rahbari, Carmen Lee and Marcus Olivares-Perez
Competencies: MK, PBLI, ICS
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 160.04
Course Title: Transgender Health
Instructor: Madeline Deutsch
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Colleen McGourty, Binh Pham, Rachel Percelay
Dates: Starts January 12th
Time/Day/Location: Fridays, 12-1pm, Room N-217
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, PBLI, SBP
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01A
Course title: LGBTQIA Health Forum
Faculty: Amber Fitzsimmons
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: ONE DAY ONLY: Saturday, February 24th from 8am-7pm
Location: Rutter Center, Mission Bay campus
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Rachel Percelay, Eric Smith, Michaela Taylor
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, PBLI, SBP
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01B
Course title: Introduction to Procedures in Primary Care (Listed as “Special Issues in Health Care”)
Faculty: Margo Vener (taught by Dr. Sarah GaleWyrick and Dr. Nicole Person-Rennell)
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: March 7 (6pm-7:30pm), March 21 (6pm-8pm), and March 28 (6pm-7:30pm); there are also going to be two lunch time lectures: Monday, March 5th in CL-220/223; Monday, April 2nd in Room S-157. Room CL-220/223 for all evenings.
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Francis Harrison, Rachel Tenney, Mary Turocy
Pathway: H&S, HPE
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, PBLI, SBP
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01C - Medical Students Only
Course title: Massage & Meditation
Faculty: Wolf Mehling, Margo Vener
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Mondays, 6-8pm, mear Mt. Zion campus
Location: Osher Bldg., 5th Floor, 1545 Divisadero, corner with Post, 1/2 block away from Geary
Starting date: January 8, 2018
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Jordie Martin, Leora Morinis
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, PBLI, SBP
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01E
Course title: Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities: Issues, Advocacy, and Action
Faculty: Dr. Cindy Lai
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Monday, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Room TBA
Starting date: January 22, 2018
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address):  Vivian Zhou, Anuvir Singh, Fiona Ng
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, PBLI, SBP
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 171.01- 1st and 2nd year Medical Students only
Course title: The Healers Art
Faculty: Steven Bromer, Shieva Khayambashi
# of units: 1.5
Day & time: Five Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:30pm, time varies
Location:  Jan 8 in CL221/222 - HSW-303, HSW-302 and the S-Rooms for Course
Starting date: January 17, 2018
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Brianna Doherty, Jen Guidera, Jordie Martin, Mary Turocy, Rachel Tenney, Briana Garcia,
Lauren Phinney, Hannah Borowsky, Kacey Berry
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, PBLI, SBP
Inter-Professional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 172B
Course title: Legal Medicine (Click here for information about the course)
Faculty: Dan Tennenhouse, 415-388-5410
# of units: 2
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesdays, 5-7pm, Room S-163
Starting date: January 9, 2018
Pathway: H&S
MD Competencies: ICS, PBLI, MK
Inter-Professional 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: Medicine 170.10
Course title: Basic Science Journal Club
Faculty: Mark Anderson
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: 12-1pm on Mondays
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Irek Habrylo & Nathan Kyaw
MD Competencies: MK, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Medicine 170.36
Course title: MSTP Into the Clinic
Faculty: Mark Anderson
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: January 3-5, 2018, 8am-5pm
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): T. Richard Parenteau & Intelly Lee
MD Competencies: MK, ICS, PBLI, SBP, Prof
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Medicine 170.41
Course title: Word on the Wards
Faculty: Han
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: As arranged at ZSFG
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Amanda Li, Josephine Zheng
MD Competencies: MK, ICS, PBLI, SBP, Prof
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Ob/Gyn 170.03
Course title: Family Planning and Reproductive Choice
Faculty: Dr. Andrea Jackson (SOM) and Dr. Monica McLemore (SON)
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Wednesdays, 12:10-1:00 p.m. in Toland Hall, Starts January 10th
Student Coordinators: UCSF Students for Choice members, Haley Davies, Sarah Benckart, Talita Osiguera, Rosie Lawrence-Pine
Please contact Haley Davies for general questions and Sarah Benckart regarding attendance.

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: Fridays from 12-1 PM in HSW Room 303, Starts January 12th
Student Coordinators: Omar Mesina, Angela Chen, Denise Lee, Andrew Lin
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: H&S, HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: OMFS 170.40
Course title: Orofacial Medicine for Medical Students
Description: Offers an overview of the dental/orofacial conditions that physicians may encounter in diverse patient populations. Major topics include common pathologies and variations of normal observed in the oral cavity, the recognition and classification of caries,
and how to educate patients about oral hygiene and fluoride use.
Faculty: Kim Topp
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Fridays from 12-1 PM in Room S-163, 01/26, 02/02, 02/16, 03/02, 03/16
Student Coordinators: Karena Craemer
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Orthopaedic Surgery 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 from 12-1 PM in Room S-163; April 2-June 17
Student Coordinators: Ryan Halvorson, Paola Perez Rivera, Billy Zeng
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Pediatrics 170.01C (Listed as Special Issues in Health Care)
Course title:  Careers in Global Health
Faculty: Tim Kelly
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesdays, 12-1pm, Room S-176, Starts 1/23
Student Coordinator: Paul Park, Annie Hoang, Thalia McCann, Sonaz Safari, & Sheela Lewis
MD Competencies: SBP, MK, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Radiology 170.08
Course title: Introduction to Interventional Radiology
Faculty: Vishal Kumar, Evan Lehrman and Miles Conrad
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: 12-1pm on Thursdays, starting 1/18/18; Room S-168
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Poala Perez Rivera & Carmel Aghdasi
Competencies: MK, PC, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course #: Surgery 160.11
Course Title: Intermediate Surgical Skills for Medical Students (Open to MS2s who took Beginner Surgical Skills Elective)
Faculty: Ed Kim (ed.kim@ucsf.edu)
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of elective: 11/13 (1PM-2PM), 11/27 (12PM-1PM), 12/4 (12PM-1PM), 12/11 (12PM-1PM), 12/14 (1PM-3PM); locations include Medical Sciences S rooms and Mount Zion Surgical Skills Lab
Student names and contact information: Sophia Hernandez, Jacquelyn Kemmer and Alexander Markes
Competencies: MK, PC, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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