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  • The Resource Allocation Program for Trainees leadership is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Mallar Bhattacharya to the team.

  • The Christine A Geehrer Inspiration in Medicine Award (CAGIM) provides a cash grant of $26,200 to one deserving individual enrolled in the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. The cash award will be available for tuition, books, and materials.

  • As the MS2/MS3 UME Staff Advisor, Sara provides support and guidance to students, with an emphasis on the transition from second to third year and the clinical core clerkships. Sara has worked in medical education for nearly a decade, at UCSF, UW, and Stanford. Her previous role at UCSF was in student affairs and her work at UW and Stanford focused on clerkship education, assessment, and accreditation. Before joining medical education, Sara taught second and fourth grades in Los Angeles and San Francisco public schools. Sara completed her undergraduate education at UC Santa Cruz and has a master’s degree in education from UCLA. 
  • We’re delighted to welcome a new colleague to our UME team. DoQuyen Tran-Taylor joins us as our new Associate Director of UME for the Student Experience. DoQuyen has held a variety of positions at UC Office of the President, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and San Jose State University. She brings with her valuable experiences in program management, student affairs, online education, communications, and academic support services. DoQuyen received a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from UC Irvine and a master’s degree in education from the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • We are delighted to announce that Dr. Heather Nye, MD, PhD will serve as Course Director for first- and second-year medical student Foundations of Patient Care (FPC) course as of July 1, 2014. Dr. Nye will lead the course overall, in addition to continuing her leadership of the Prologue and physical examination skills portion of FPC. She will continue to be supported by a team of co-directors . . .
  • Each year the graduating medical school class presents awards to faculty members and residents who have been outstanding teachers, mentors and role models to medical students during their clinical years at UCSF. This year's awards were presented at the Class of 2014 Convocation ceremony on Monday, May 12, in Cole Hall.