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UCSF School of Medicine Appoints Leadership Team for Three-Year Anti-Oppressive Curriculum Initiative

Sheyda Aboii speaks to her fellow medical students, including, background left to right, Arun Burra, Andrés Calvillo and Avery Thompson and the community, at a White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL) Teach-in, which set out to “model an explicitly anti-racist healthcare education that elevates queer, disabled, formerly criminalized, and undocumented people of color in the communities and hospitals within which we work,” on the 4th anniversary of WC4BL in 2018
Photo by: Susan Merrell

Sheyda Aboii speaks to her fellow medical students, including, background left to right, Arun Burra, Andrés Calvillo and Avery Thompson and the community, at a White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL) Teach-in, which set out to “model an explicitly anti-racist healthcare education that elevates queer, disabled, formerly criminalized, and undocumented people of color in the communities and hospitals within which we work,” on the 4th anniversary of WC4BL in 2018

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.

As part of the response to ongoing episodes of police violence and subsequent widespread protests, along with the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the toxic effects of systemic racism in the United States, this initiative aims to move the Bridges curriculum in a more anti-racist and anti-oppressive direction.

"Our goal is that all UCSF medical students will graduate with the preparation they need to combat oppression and advance health equity in our local, national and global communities," said UCSF School of Medicine Associate Dean for Curriculum John Davis, MD, PhD. 

The Anti-Oppressive Curriculum Leadership Team will work with curricular leaders to enhance content, pedagogy and delivery strategies, to ensure that all elements of the Bridges Curriculum are anti-racist and anti-oppressive. Learn more about the leadership team below.

 

  • Director, Anti-Oppressive Curriculum 
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Gold-Headed Cane Endowed Teaching Chair in Internal Medicine 
  • Director of the Diagnostic Reasoning block
  • Co-Director of the Academic and Leadership Academy ALAS Program 
  • Inaugural Chair of the Academy of Medical Educator’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • Associate Director, Faculty Consultation
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
  • Co-Director, Introduction to Career Launch and Coda courses in the Bridges Curriculum
  • Faculty Lead, Learning Environment Action Group for the Differences Matter Initiative
  • Associate Director, Curriculum Integration UCSF 49
  • Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Science 
  • Chair, Bridges Curriculum Mapping and Integration Committee
  • Faculty Lead, Pathways, Outreach, and Pipeline action group of the Differences Matter Initiative