Engaging UCSF and Community Partners in Effective Workplace Learning

February 25
Campus Library, Room CL-220/223
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco CA


Engaging UCSF and Community Partners in Effective Workplace Learning

Led by:

Bridget O'Brien, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine
Director of Evaluation, San Francisco VA Center of Excellence

Christy K. Boscardin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine

Naomi Wortis, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Director, Pathway to Discovery in Health & Society

Are you tasked with establishing workplace learning sites for health professions learners to learn systems improvement skills, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will distill principles from a recent pilot study related to the Bridges curriculum as well as years of experience with service learning partnerships. We will review best practices for working with clinical partners, community-based organizations, and public agencies to develop effective learning environments that build learner capacity and result in valued and sustainable systems improvements. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key principles of community engaged workplace learning
  • Discuss the benefits of conducting needs and resource assessments of both learners and sites
  • Develop a plan for placement of learners at a site
  • Devise a placement guideline template that can be used for a range of placements
  • Identify existing resources to help prepare learners and sites


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR14075