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12/1/2021: COVID 19 Winter Bridges Curriculum Update: Plans to gradually restore in-person large group lecture. More Information
10/1/21: COVID 19 Update: Gathering and Small Groups Allowed (50 or less). More information
8/4/21: Curriculum update: Details about adaptations of the Bridges Curriculum in response to the COVID Delta variant. More information
Effective July 15, 2021 faculty, staff, students and trainees already working on campus must be vaccinated. Anyone not vaccinated must be vaccinated at least two weeks before coming to a UCSF campus or location for any work-related activities. Students must submit their proof of vaccination to Student Health & Counseling Services. Visit the Vaccine Hub for more Information.
UC Office of the President Proposal for Revised Vaccination Policy for Fall 2021: The University of California is proposing a revised COVID-19 vaccination policy to begin in Fall 2021. The proposed policy will replace the interim policy and require all faculty, staff, trainees and students who access campus facilities at any UC location to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and would allow for individual exemptions (details will be forthcoming).
Effective April 15, 2021, F2 and Career Launch students who are vaccinated are permitted to participate in the care of patients who are known or suspected to be positive for COVID (i.e., patients whose COVID status requires an enhanced level of precaution [e.g., “Novel Respiratory Virus precautions”]: More information
Where can students send additional questions? MedEdDeans@ucsf.edu
COVID-19 Medical Education Principles
- Our top priority is the safety of all, including patients, students, faculty, staff
- We are committed to ensuring that all students have the clinical experiences needed to continue to make progress toward curricular milestones and graduation
- We are reintroducing students to our limited clinical sites in a staged, prioritized way, starting with more advanced learners first
- In many instances, clinical experiences occur at affiliate or partner and community sites; we are committed to working safely with them around our educational collaborations
COVID-19 Citizenship Code of Conduct for Students
All students are asked to attest to this code to protect themselves, each other, and their communities; and to serve as public health role models. Students affirm that responsible behavior extends to off-campus and personal lives, including at minimum:
- Always wearing a mask in public and when gathering with individuals outside our households
- Maintaining physical distance of at least six feet in public and when gathering with individuals outside our households
- Limiting the size of outdoor gatherings
- Minimizing the size of indoor gatherings with people outside our households
Students commit to adhering fully to current and future directives about social encounters from state and local public health officials.