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  • Learn to innovate toward improvements in health and health care.

Promoting health worldwide requires leadership, expertise, and vision that goes beyond the excellent care of individual patients.  Pathways provides career training and mentorship for students, residents, and fellows in innovation, leadership and research. Wherever you practice, innovate toward improved health on the molecular, individual, community and global scale.


In the News

  • Pathways to Discovery learner Lily Muldoon's story about her trip to Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria, Kenya, to conduct a regional health resource assessment as part of her project for the Global Health Pathway.

  • The Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) HealthCorps Fellows Program provides a valuable field training opportunity for future Zambian and expatriate public health leaders in the setting of a vibrant international organization based in Lusaka.

  • The Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) training program for medical students, health professional students, and residents is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute, the University of Nairobi, the University of California San Francisco, and the University of British Columbia.

  • On January 28th, the UCSF community came together to celebrate the work of our students at the 2015 Pathways Explore Symposium.

  • A list of summer or longer term global health opportunities for UCSF learners and trainees.

  • PROF-PATH would like to congratulate our 2013-14 yearlong fellow Stephen Villa on his recent AMA Physicians of Tomorrow award! This highly competitive award was created to assist medical students in handling the rising cost of medical education, and selection is based on both academic excellence and financial need. To learn more about the AMA Physicians of Tomorrow award, click here. To learn more about Stephen and his work, check out his PROF-PATH student profile here. Congratulations, Stephen!

Learner Success Stories

A Deep Dive Into Clinical and Translational Research


Time is exactly what the Pathways program offers. CTR is one of five scholarly concentrations providing coursework, training, mentorship and professional development for learners who want to improve health through clinical research. Learners in the program can choose to pursue research for a summer or an entire year. 

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Save the Date for ePosterpalooza! 2015

ePosterpalooza! and the Pathways to Discovery Awards will be held on May 6, 2015 from 12:00-4:30pm in Millbery Union Gym.  

If you plan to present at this event, register online by midnight on March 20th (application form will be available Dec. 2014) and make sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions for the event.


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17 March 3:00 PM

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15 April 5:00 PM

Summer Funding Application Deadline
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21 April 3:00 PM

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06 May 12:30 PM

Sixth Annual Inter-School Research and...
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19 May 3:00 PM

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