Resources for Competency Development

These supplemental resources are available to help students address learning goals and improve their skills in one or more competency domains.

Many of these resources are available to all students; those that are available by referral only are marked as such.

Resource Type Availability Competency Domains Addressed
UCSF Learning Resource Services Campus resource - academic services all  
Peer Teaching Program Campus resource - tutoring MS1, MS2 Medical knowledge
One-on-one tutoring Campus resource - tutoring MS1, MS2 Medical knowledge
Medical Knowledge Category Representatives Campus resource - academic services MS1, MS2 Medical knowledge
Foundations 1 Element Directors Campus resource - academic services MS1 Medical knowledge
Vice Dean Catherine Lucey's videos on clinical problem solving Online course/module all Patient care, Medical knowledge
Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 2e. Scott D. C. Stern SDC, Cifu AS, Altkorn D. Online book all Patient care, Medical knowledge
"Think Like a Doctor" blog from The New York Times Blog all Practice-based learning and improvement
Doc.com module 6: Build the Relationship Online course/module all Interpersonal & communication skills
Crucial conversations. Patterson K, Grenny J, McMillan R, Switzler A. Book all Interpersonal & communication skills
Body language: understanding non-verbal communication. Online article all Interpersonal & communication skills
Getting the most out of the clinical encounter: the four habits model. Frankel RM, Stein T, J Med Pract Manage 2001 Jan-Feb; 16(4): 184-91. Journal article   Interpersonal & communication skills
AHRQ PSNet Patient Safety Primers Online resource all Systems-based practice
IHI Open School Program   Online course/module all (registration required) Systems-based practice
Systems-based practice: improving the safety and quality of patient care by recognizing and improving the systems in which we work. Johnson JK, et al.  Online article all Systems-based practice
Understanding medical error and improving patient safety in the inpatient setting. Shojania KG et al, Med Clin N Am 86 (2002) 847–867. Journal article all Systems-based practice
The bell curve. Gawande A. The New Yorker. November 29, 2004. Online article all Systems-based practice
The checklist. Gawande A. The New Yorker. December 10, 2007.  Online article all Systems-based practice
The cost conundrum. Gawande A. The New Yorker. June 1, 2009. Online article all Systems-based practice
Making health care better. Leonhardt D. The New York Times Magazine. November 3, 2009. Online article all Systems-based practice