Advisory Colleges

Mission

The Advisory College Program is designed to provide mentoring and personalized academic advising, facilitate student communication among peers and faculty, and guide students through an array of educational resources, timelines, clinical care settings, and prospective career options. The goals of the program are to help students foster closer relationships with each other and their advisors, access resources and make career decisions in an informed and productive way, and enhance their personal and professional development.

The four colleges are comprised of students from all four years of medical school and headed by two faculty mentors. The mentors represent a broad range of backgrounds and clinical specialties. Mentors meet with students one on one, in small groups, and at Advisory College social events.

Overview of Advisory College Activities

One-on-One Meetings are held in the Fall and Spring to provide each student with personalized academic and personal advising. College-wide student panels are held early in the Winter quarter to give MS1s information about a variety of summer opportunities that can be embarked upon after the first year of medical school. During the Fall of the second year, students will review their study plan to prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Students continue to work with Advisory College mentors individually as they narrow their career focus, plan their 4th year clinical schedule, and apply for residency. Check your iROCKET calendar and email for information about upcoming Advisory College activities.

Monthly brown-bag lunch meetings will center around a theme applicable to a particular student cohort, but all are welcome. If you can't attend your own mentor's brown bag but are interested in the topic, feel free to join another college! 

  • September 2013 - (MS1) Activities and time management
  • October 2013 - (MS1) One month later: What's working, what's not
  • November 2013 - (MS2) Designing your Step 1 Study Plan
  • December 2013 - (MS2) Preparing for Step 1 and selecting Core Clerkships
  • January 2014 - (MS1) Designing your personal study plan
  • February 2014 - TBA
  • March 2014 - TBA
  • April 2014 - TBA
  • May 2014 - TBA

Advisory College Mentors

Sharad Jain, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
San Francisco General Hospital
Building 10, Third Floor, Box 1364
(415) 206-4987
sharad.jain@ucsf.edu

Office Hours: Mondays from 12-5pm in C-227

Brown Bag Lunch Meetings (12-1pm, Room S-18): 

  • September 9, 2013 
  • October 22, 2013
  • November 4, 2013
  • December 2, 2013
Beth Harleman, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
SFGH, Room 5H7, Box 0862
(415) 206-6787
eharleman@medsfgh.ucsf.edu
Class of 2014: Meetings by appointment; please contact Dr. Harleman directly.
G. Michael Harper, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vice Chief, Division of Geriatrics
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(415) 221-4810 x2967

Office Hours: Fridays from 12-5pm in C-227

Brown Bag Lunch Meetings (12-1pm, Room S-18):

  • September 13, 2013 
  • October 11, 2013
  • November 22, 2013
  • December 6, 2013
Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus
(415) 377-7227 (cell)
ehughes@medicine.ucsf.edu

Office Hours: Most Wednesdays from 12-5pm in C-227

Carol Miller, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
400 Parnassus Ave, AC-01, Box 0374
Pager: (415) 443-3837

millerc@peds.ucsf.edu
Assistant's phone: (415) 353-2441

Office Hours: Thursdays from 12-5pm in C-227

Brown Bag Lunch Meetings (12-1pm, Room S-18):

  • September 12, 2013 
  • October 10, 2013
  • November 7, 203
  • December 5, 2013

 

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