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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: Anthropology 170.01
Course Title:
Introduction to Medical Anthropology
Faculty: Vincanne Adams
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Caroline Hodge & Raphael Frankfurter
Day, time: Will run in Spring quarter
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Dermatology 170.01
Course Title:
Principles of Dermatology
Faculty: Kanade Shinkai
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Ashley Falzone & Andrew Tam
Day, time: Mondays, 12-1pm, S-163, Starts 1/23.
Note: students are also required to attend 2 shifts in the Dermatology Clinic at the Homeless Clinic
MD Competencies: SBP, MK, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Emergency Medicine 170.10
Course Title:
Introduction to Emergency Medicine
Faculty: Rachel Chin
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Sivan Marcus, Laura Checkley, Alyssa Nip
Day, time: Wednesdays, 12-1pm, HSW-302
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 - Open to all students from all schools
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: Family & Community Medicine 170.01B - Medical Students Only
Course Title:
Introduction to Procedures in Primary Care
Faculty: Sarah GaleWyrick, Margo Vener
Units: 1.0
Day, time: Fridays, noon-1pm (1/20, 3/3) and Tuesdays 6:30pm-8pm (1/24, 1/31, & 2/21)
Location: Room for 1st session TBA - then CL-221 & CL-222
MD Competencies: SBP, MK, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01C- Medical Students Only
Course title: Massage & Meditation
Faculty: Wolf Mehling, Margo Vener
# of units1
Day, time, and location of the elective: Mondays 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nine Sessions Total; 5th Floor, Osher Building, 1545 Divisadero, corner with Post, 1/2 block away from Geary
Starting date: January 9, 2017
Student coordinators: Adam Rao & Erin Duralde
MD Competencies: SBP, MK, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01E- Open to all students from all schools
Course title: Health in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities: Issues, Advocacy, and Action
Faculty: Margo Vener
# of units1
Day, time, and location of the elective: Monday, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Toland Hall (University Hall)
Starting date: January 23, 2017
Student coordinators: Simon Ma, Stacy Han, Briton Lee,
MD Competencies: SBP, MK, ICS, PBLI
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.07- Medical Students Only
Course title: Communicating with the Latino Patient (Medical Spanish)
Faculty: Paula Braveman
# of units: 1
Day, time, and location of the elective: Fridays 12PM-1PM, S-159 & S-163 (first session will meet in HSW-303)
Starting date: January 20, 2017
Student coordinators: Omar Mesina, Lucero Barajas
MD Competencies: PC, ICS
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 171.01 - 1st/2nd year Medical Students Only
Course title: The Healer's Art
Faculty: Steven Bromer & Shieva Khayambashi
# of units: 1
Day, time, and location of the elective:Intro (Thurs) 1/5 and Five Wednesday eves 6:00pm - 9:00pm Time Varies; Intro HSW-302 - Wednesday Sessions in HSW-302 and the S-Rooms for Course
Starting date: January 11, 2017
Student coordinators: Emily Wong, Elaine Hsiang, Maya Ladenheim, Cameron Donald, Elise Cabral, Amy Penn, Lily Barnard, Albert Young, Lily Yu, Matheus Pereiraprado 
MD Competencies: ICS, PBLI, SBP
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 172B- Medical, Nursing, Dentistry Students only
Course title: Legal Medicine
Faculty: Dan Tennenhouse, Contact phone: 415-388-5410
# of units: 1
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesdays, 5-7pm, Room S-157
Starting date: January 10, 2017
MD Competencies: MK, Prof, ICS
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: Medicine 170.41
Course Title: Word on the Wards: Inpatient Health Education at ZSFG
Instructor: Rita Nguyen
Units: 3.0
Student Coordinators: Betty Liang
Time/Location: All day training session on Saturday, October 1st in room N-517, 8am-4:30pm; subsequent sessions will be held at Zuckerberg
San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)
Course Description: Word on the Wards is an interprofessional service learning program in which UCSF students serve as health coaches for patients on the ZSFG wards. This year round elective consists of an 8-hour training session on Saturday, October 1, 2016 and six 3.5 hour
clinical shifts, up to 2 of which may be replaced by attendance at supplemental topic review sessions offered during the winter and spring. During the training session, students will learn about working with underserved populations, their role as a health coach, health topic content,
and health coaching techniques. They will apply these skills during their 3.5 hour clinical shifts, which will occur once per month.
Note: We are not accepting new students this quarter. Only students who were enrolled in the elective from Fall 2016 are allowed to re-enroll again in the Winter and Spring 2017 quarters.
Restrictions: 1st and 2nd year students from all schools
Activities: Lecture, Field Work
Evaluation: written assignment

Course Number: Medicine 170.43
Course title: HealthLink
Faculty: Sharad Jain
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: One Saturday a month, Location TBD
Starting date:  February 18, 2017
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): JoiLyn Anderson and Rebecca Barber
Pathway: Health and Society

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 12th
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 160.02
Course title: Beginner Surgical Skills
Faculty:  Ed Kim
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: TBD in the Mount Zion Surgical Skills Lab
Student Coordinators: Sophia Hernandez, Jacquelyn Kemmer, Alexander Markes
MD Competencies: MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Surgery 160.07
Course title: Donor Runs
Faculty:  Garret Roll
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: As arranged
Student Coordinators: Max Feinstein, Dominic Amara, Sivan Marcus, Beata Durcanova
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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