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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 2016 (Winter 2016 elective information will be available in December)

Course Number:  Anesthesia & Perioperative Care 170.01A
Course title:  Special Study Course  (Introduction to Anesthesia & Perioperative Care)
Faculty:  Jeff Sall, M.D.
# of units:  1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesday, 12noon – 1pm, Room S159
Starting date: TBD
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Kristin Lewis, Jay Roever, Thomas Nguyen
MD Competency:  MK, PC, Prof, SBC
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Epidemiology 180.08 - one day only
Course title: Violence-Causes, Effects, Solutions (Interpersonal Violence Prevention Conference)
Faculty: Robert Hiatt
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Saturday, November 5th, 8:30am-5:30pm; Cole Hall
Student coordinators: Ashley Bach, Sarah Koser, Nicole Palmer, Karena Puldon, Samantha Sahi, Madeline Tiee
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, Prof, SBP
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.01A
Course Title:
Mabuhay Health Center Elective
Faculty: Ron Labuguen, Margo Vener
Units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: S-157 from 12N-1p, must attend 2 for credit: 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2
Starting date: Clinic orientation on Oct 8, 9a-3p, must attend for credit (9-11a at Parnassus S-157, 11a-3p at Mabuhay Clinic 1010 Mission St.)
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address):Ysabel Ilagan, Kaili Zhou
Competencies: PC, MK, Prof
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.10A
Course Title:
Homeless Health Issues
Faculty: Sharad Jain, Margo Vener
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators: Nicolaus Coleman, Kara Wang
Day, time, location:
MD Competencies: SBP, PBLI, MK
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: I

Course Number: Family & Community Medicine 170.08
Course Title: Complementary Paths of Healing
Faculty: Shelley Adler
Units: 1.0
Dates: September 28 -  November 30, 2016
Student Coordinators: Shirley Ng & Kristy Hwang
Dates: September 28 -  November 30, 2016, Time/Day: Tuesdays,  12pm - 1pm; Location(s): S-214
MD Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal & Communication Skills
Inter-Professional Level: Multiprofessional Education

Course Number: IDS 170.02
Course Title:
Patient as Teacher: A Skills-based Approach to Dementia
Faculty: Cindy Barton, Robin Ketelle, Josette Rivera
Units: 3.0 upon completion of 3 quarters
Class dates/times/location: As arranged by faculty
MD Competencies: MK, SBP, ICS
Pathway: H&S, HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Medicine 170.01B
Course title: Intro to Health Policy
Faculty: Cindy Lai
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: Tuesdays, 12-1pm, Room TBD; starts 9/6
Student Coordinators: Amy PughPrihatha Narasimmaraj
MD Competencies: SBP
Pathway: 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: Mondays, 12-1pm, Room TBD; starts 8/22
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 170.40
Course title: UCSF Student Flu Crew for Seasonal Flu Vaccination
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.
Faculty: J. Rinker
# of units: 1.5
Day, time, and location of the elective: Fall 2016 - Winter 2017
Student Coordinators: Gabriela Beroukhim, Hanul Choi
MD Competencies: PC
Pathway: HPE, H&S
Interprofessional Learning: I

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:  Tuesdays, 12-1pm, S-180, Starts 9/6
Student Coordinators: Ashley Bach, Kun Leng
MD Competencies: PC, MK, PBLI
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Ob/Gyn 170.01A
Course title:
Women’s Health, the Environment, and Health Professional Activism
Faculty: Robert M Gould, MD
# of units: 1
Day, time, and location of the elective: Thursdays at 12-1pm, room TBD
Starting date: TBD
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Hannah Archibald
MD Competencies: SBP, MK
Pathway: H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Ob/Gyn 170.03
Course title: UTEACH
Faculty: Kate Frometa
# of units: 1-2
Day, time, and location of the elective: Thursdays, 12-1 PM location TBD
Starting date: 9/22
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Rachel Yanda, Sonja Swenson, Caroline Hodge, Sara Minahan
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, MK
Pathway: HPE, H&S
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Ob/Gyn 170.04
Course title: Introduction to Procedures and Surgical Skills
Faculty: Ben Li
# of units: 1
Day, time, and location of the elective: Mondays, 12-1 PM location TBD
Starting date: TBD
Student name(s) and contact information (e-mail address): Nina Clark, Jordan Hastie, Madeline Tiee, Miriam Muscarella, Jo Glaser
MD Competencies: PC
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Pathology 170.01
Course title:  Intro to Pathology
Faculty: Raga Ramachandran
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  Fridays, 12-1pm, Room S-176, Starts 9/23
Student Coordinators: Theo Roth, Antonia Gallman
MD Competencies: PC, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Pediatrics 170.01A
Course title:  Exploring Pediatrics
Faculty: Michelle Long, Tim Kelly
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  Wednesdays, 12-1pm, Starts 9/7
Student Coordinators: Norah Liang, Michelle Paik, Danielle Perez, Sonja Swenson
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, MK
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: M

Course Number: Pediatrics 170.01C
Course title:  Careers in Global Health
Faculty: Tim Kelly
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective:  Wednesdays, 12-1pm, S-163, Starts 9/7
Student Coordinators: August Anderson, Ashley Bach, Annie McDonough, Nicole Palmer, Madeline Tiee
MD Competencies: PC, SBP, Prof
Pathway: GH
Interprofessional Learning: I

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

Course Number: Radiology 170.04
Course Title: 
Introduction to Radiology
Faculty: Emma Webb
Units: 1.0
Student Coordinators:
Day, time, and location of the elective:  12-1PM, Thursday, TBD
Student Coordinators: Devan Diwanji, Khash Nattagh, Alex Diaz, Walid Ashmeik
MD Competencies: MK, PC
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:  Starts 8/24, Wednesdays, 12-1pm, Toland Hall
Student Coordinators: Alex Lam, Derek Smith
MD Competencies: PC, ICS, MK, SBP
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

Course Number: Surgery 160.11
Course title: Intermediate Surgical Training for Medical Students
Faculty: Ed Kim
# of units: 1.0
Day, time, and location of the elective: As arranged
Student Coordinators: Karsyn Bailey, Whitney Chiao, Jordan Hastie
MD Competencies: MK, PBLI, ICS
Pathway: HPE
Interprofessional Learning: U

 

 


 

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