COVID-19 Elective Highlights Medical Student Contributions in Rapidly Changing Health Care Environment
Since the COVID-19 pandemic led to a temporary suspension of clinical rotations for many medical students, the School of Medicine developed a COVID-19 Elective to give medical students the opportunity to contribute to health care systems undergoing rapid change and adaptation. More than 126 UCSF medical students participated in 38 projects that spearheaded blood drives, supported patients with limited English proficiency, and examined how COVID disproportionately affects Latinx patients, as part of this elective.
UCSF School of Medicine Appoints Leadership Team for Three-Year Anti-Oppressive Curriculum Initiative
The UCSF School of Medicine has launched a three-year initiative to expand the social justice pillar within the Bridges Curriculum. This work is part of the School of Medicine's Differences Matter 2025 initiative.
Jyothi N. Marbin, MD has been appointed the new director of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program.
On November 9, medical students showcased quality improvement projects completed as part of their Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC). This program involves 16 months of immersion in an inter-professional, team-based clinical environment, where they learn clinical skills and complete a longitudinal health systems improvement project to address urgent health care challenges.