Foundations 1 Course Information

The dates below are for general information and planning purposes. All dates are subject to change, and students must log in to iROCKET to view personal calendars. The dates listed are primarily for exams and assessment activities that require students to attend in person, on a particular date, at a specified time. Students should review their iROCKET calendars for other assessment and required session information.

In-person assessments take place at different times, and for assessments that occur over multiple days, such as the CMC Demonstrations of Clinical Skills exams or the CBSE, students will be assigned to one session during the assessment dates. Students must consult their iROCKET schedule or contact the element coordinator for the most current timing before making any travel plans during assessment dates. Students should not plan travel on assessment days until specific assessment schedules are released.

UCSF is committed to providing equal access to students with documented disabilities. To ensure your access to this course and to the program, students with disabilities may contact Student Disability Services (SDS). There you can engage in a confidential conversation about the process for requesting reasonable accommodations in the classroom and clinical settings. Accommodations are not provided retroactively. Students are encouraged to register with SDS as soon as they begin the program. More information can be found online or by contacting SDS at 415-502-6595, [email protected].

2022-2023

Year 1

Foundations 1: Year 1 courses Assessments and Other Important Dates Element Contacts

IDS 121A: CMC, CIC, Ground School, Physician Identity (PI) Week 1

Thursday, September 1, 2022, 8am-5pm: Ground School Anatomy Practical (45 minutes)

Friday, September 2, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: Ground School Written Exam

Monday, September 5, 2022: Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 6-Friday, September 9, 2022: CMC Immersion week

Monday, September 12-Thursday, September 15, 2022: PI Week 1

Friday, September 16, 2022, 1-3pm: Exam Viewing for Ground School Exam

Faculty Directors

Coordinators:

CMC coordinators: 
Patricia Runquist, 415-279-4569
Anna Kozas
Therese Denoga
Jocelyn Faye

CIC coordinator: 
Susana Aranas

Ground School coordinator:
Betsy Norton

Physician Identity (PI) Week: Student Assessment Coordinator

IDS 121B: CMC, CIC, ABC 1, H&I, ABC 2, PI Week 2

Friday, October 7, 2022, 1-5pm: ABC 1 Anatomy Practical

Friday, October 21, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: ABC 1 Exam

Friday, November 4, 2022, 1-2pm: Exam Viewing for ABC 1 Exam

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 1-5pm: H&I Exam

Friday, November 11, 2022: Veterans Day Holiday

Thursday-Friday, November 24-25, 2022: Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, December 2, 2022, 2-3pm: H&I Exam viewing

Friday, December 9, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: ABC Exam 2

Monday, December 12-Friday, December 16, 2022: PI Week 2

December 17, 2022-January 8, 2023: Winter Break

Faculty Directors

Coordinators:

CMC coordinators: 
Patricia Runquist, 415-279-4569
Anna Kozas
Therese Denoga
Jocelyn Faye

CIC coordinator: 
Susana Aranas 

ABC 1&2 coordinator:
Maya Menon:
 

H&I coordinator
FS Coordinator

Physician Identity (PI) Week: Student Assessment Coordinator

IPE Coordinator:
Nathan Jew

IDS 123A: Inquiry Immersion

January 9-20, 2023
No exams. Check your calendar (iROCKET/Ilios) for schedule and deadlines. 

Friday, January 13, 2023, 11:10am-12pm: Exam Viewing for ABC 2 Exam

Monday, January 16, 2023: MLK Day Holiday

Faculty Directors

Inquiry Immersion coordinator

IDS 121C: CMC, CIC, REGN, H&S

Friday, February 17, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm: REGN Exam 1

Monday, February 20, 2023: Presidents Day Holiday

Friday, March 3, 2023: 2-3pm: Exam Viewing for REGN Exam 1

Thursday, March 16, 1-5pm or Friday, March 17, 2023, 1-5pm: REGN Anatomy Practical Exam

Friday, March 17, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm: REGN Exam 2

Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30 and Tuesday, April 4 -  Thursday, April 6, 2023: CMC MS1 Demonstration of Clinical Skills Exam (MS1 DOCS). Students are pre-scheduled for this exam into one approximately 4-hour exam slot and switches are not permitted due to significant scheduling constraints. (CMC MS1 DOCS Exam begins in IDS 121C and continues into IDS 121D).

Friday, March 31, 2023: Cesar Chavez, Sr. Day Holiday

Friday, April 7, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm: H&S Exam

Friday, April 7, 2023: 3-4pm: Exam Viewing for REGN Exam 2

April 10-14, 2023: Vacation

Faculty Directors

Coordinators:

CMC coordinators: 
Patricia Runquist, 415-279-4569
Anna Kozas
Therese Denoga
Jocelyn Faye

CIC coordinator:
Susana Aranas 

REGN coordinator:
Julie Guo

H&S coordinator
FS Coordinator

IPE Coordinator:
Nathan Jew

IDS 121D: CMC, CIC, PHD, PI Week 3

Tuesday, April 18 – Friday, April 21, 2023: (cont’d from IDS 121C): CMC MS1 Demonstration of Clinical Skills Exam (MS1 DOCS). Students are pre-scheduled for this exam into one approximately 4-hour exam slot and switches are not permitted due to significant scheduling constraints.

Friday, April 21, 2023: 1-2pm: Exam Viewing for H&S Exam

Friday, May 5, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm: PHD Exam 1

May 8-12, 2023: PI Week 3

Date TBD: CBSSA vouchered exam during PI week 3

Friday, May 19, 2023, 1-2pm: Exam Viewing for PHD Exam 1

Monday, May 29, 2023: Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 16, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm: PHD Exam 2

Friday, June 30, 2023, 12-1pm: Exam Viewing for PHD Exam 2 (REMOTE/VIRTUAL)

Faculty Directors

Coordinators:

CMC coordinators: 
Patricia Runquist, 415-279-4569
Anna Kozas
Therese Denoga
Jocelyn Faye

CIC coordinator:
Susana Aranas 

PHD coordinator:
Sean McStravick

Physician Identity (PI) Week: Student Assessment Coordinator

IPE Coordinator:
Nathan Jew

Year 2 - Fall 2022

Foundations 1 - Year 2 Courses Assessments and other important dates Element contacts
IDS 122A: CMC, CIC, Life Stages

Tuesday, August 23 – Thursday, August 25, 2022: CMC Breast Tissue/Chest Exam Training with Project Prepare

Friday, August 26, 2022, 1-5pm: Life Stages Anatomy Practical

Friday, September 2, 2022, 1-5pm: Life Stages Exam 1.

Monday, September 5, 2022: Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 16, 2022, 1-2pm: Exam Viewing for Life Stages Exam 1

Friday, September 23, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: Life Stages Exam 2

Faculty Directors

Coordinators:

CMC coordinators: 
Patricia Runquist, 415-279-4569
Anna Kozas
Therese Denoga
Jocelyn Faye

CIC coordinator: 
Susana Aranas

Life Stages coordinator:
Sara Huddleston

IDS 122B: CMC, CIC, BMB, ARCH Week 4

 

Friday, October 7, 2022, 3-4pm: Exam Viewing for Life Stages Exam 2

Tuesday, October 11 –  Thursday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 20, 2022: CMC Pelvic/Gynecological Exam Training AND Urogenital and Rectal/Prostate Exam Training, with Project Prepare

Friday, October 14, 2022, 8am-2pm: BMB Anatomy Practical

Monday, October 17, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: BMB Exam

Friday, October 21 – Wednesday, November 9, 2022: CMC Demonstration of Clinical Skills Exam 3 (DOCS3 Exam) – Students are pre-scheduled for this exam into one approximately 4-hour exam slot and switches are not permitted due to significant scheduling constraints.

Monday, October 24, 2022: UCSF SOM CMC Annual Health Systems Improvement Symposium, In-person, Mission Bay

Friday, October 28, 2022, 1-2pm: Exam Viewing for BMB Exam 1

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: BMB Exam 2

Friday, November 11, 2022: Veterans Day Holiday

November 14-18, 2022: ARCH Week 4

Dates TBD, CBSSA vouchered exam during ARCH Week 4

November 21-27, 2022: Vacation (Thanksgiving Holiday). 

Faculty Directors

Coordinators:

CMC coordinators: 
Patricia Runquist, 415-279-4569
Anna Kozas
Therese Denoga
Jocelyn Faye

CIC coordinator: 
Susana Aranas 

BMB coordinator:
Betsy Norton

ARCH Week:
Student Assessment Coordinator

IPE Coordinator:
Nathan Jew

IDS 122C: CMC, CIC, DR

Friday, December 2, 2022, 1:10-2:00pm: Exam Viewing for BMB Exam 2

Friday, December 16, 2022, 8:30am-12:30pm: DR Exam

December 17, 2022-January 8, 2023: Winter break/vacation

Thursday, January 26, 2023, 12-1pm: Exam Viewing for DR Exam

Foundations 2 begins Monday, January 9, 2023

Faculty Directors

Coordinators:

CMC coordinators: 
Patricia Runquist, 415-279-4569
Anna Kozas
Therese Denoga
Jocelyn Faye

CIC coordinator: 
Susana Aranas

DR coordinator:
Sean McStravick

IPE Coordinator:
Nathan Jew

Last updated: October 3, 2022