When the Class of 2020 started medical school in 2016, this group of students helped pioneer the new Bridges Curriculum, which represented a major shift in medical education. Now, this group, who graduated on May 18, will join the workforce during a global pandemic and are well equipped to serve the patients in their communities, solve some of the biggest challenges in health care today, and contribute to the mitigation of the COVID-19 as future physician leaders.
Based on careful in-depth review, UCSF School of Medicine announced May 15 that it will suspend its affiliation with AOA, the national medical honor society, beginning with the class of 2021. This decision came after the UCSF Committee on Curriculum and Educational Policy (CCEP) charged a task force in 2019 to review and make a recommendation about UCSF’s participation. Throughout the task force review, students and faculty participated and gave voice to the reasons for this change.
UCSF School of Medicine students have coordinated two blood drives, developed health literacy materials, provided emergency child care services for the health care workforce, provided grocery delivery services via Meals on Wheels, participated in virtual and phone social visits with seniors at various community senior assisted living centers, to name a few.
The graduating medical school class awarded the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Awards on May 13, 2020. These awards recognize instructors who exhibit a dedication to UCSF PRIDE Values and elevate patient care through excellence in teaching, mentoring, and supporting students.
Osler Distinguished Teaching Award