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Medical Education

New Vice Chair of Education, Margo Vener, MD, MPH

June 21, 2017

Earlier this month, Margo Vener, MD, PHD, succeeded Beth Wilson, MD, PHD, who is departing to become Chair of Family Medicine at Maine Medical Center.

Dr. Vener has spent her entire professional career at UCSF, graduating from the UCSF School of Medicine and training in the UCSF-ZSFG FCM Residency Program. Following residency Margo completed a one-year Fellowship in Medical Education before joining the department’s faculty in 1999. In addition to teaching in the UCSF-ZSFG residency program, Margo has played a leadership role in the department and school in medical student education, serving for several years as Family and Community Medicine Associate Director of Predoctoral Education under the mentorship of Bill Shore before becoming Director in 2006.

Dr. Vener has received many teaching awards, served on and chaired more UCSF School of Medicine curricular and educational committees, co-directed the Model SFGH longitudinal clerkship, and played an instrumental role in enhancing the family and community medicine 110 Clerkship and shepherding its transformation into a completely longitudinal clerkship.

She has worked closely with a network of community-based affiliated family and community medicine residency programs to optimize their valued role in UCSF medical student education as sites for FCM110 and fourth year FCM electives. Her expertise and deep experience as an educator across the continuum of medical student and residency training, extensive involvement in major educational initiatives in the School of Medicine, and familiarity with UCSF community affiliates positions Dr. Vener to be an outstanding Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Margo will continue to serve as Director of Predoctoral Education as well as Vice Chair of Education.