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Medical Education

Students Improving Patient Safety: Reporting from the CMC Health Improvement Symposium

December 4, 2017

As part of their Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC) in the Bridges Curriculum, first-year UCSF medical students spend 16 months immersed in a clinical environment, where they learn clinical skills and complete a longitudinal quality improvement project to address urgent healthcare challenges. CMCs build upon knowledge of foundational sciences gained in the classroom, and provide students the opportunity to make a difference in a clinical setting early in their training.

Read a summary of last month's inaugural CMC Health Improvement Symposium which showcased the work of over 150 medical students who conducted 82 projects over the course of the clerkship.