Educating Physicians for the 21st Century: How UCSF is Advancing Medical Education to Meet the Needs of Future Patients

Wednesday, Oct 18 - Dec 6 (No session Nov 8 and Nov 22)
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
UCSF’s Parnassus Campus, School of Nursing Building
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room N-225
Course# MLL18002

Course Evaluation

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Course Chair

Catherine Lucey, MD
Professor of Medicine; Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education
The Faustino and Martha Molina Bernadett Presidential Chair in Medical Education

Course Description

Healthcare is changing, and so is the way that physicians for the future are educated. Long a leader in medical education, the UCSF School of Medicine is transforming how the physicians of the twenty first century learn, respond to an ever-changing environment, and contribute to the Bay Area community. Taught by expert medical educators from UCSF School of Medicine, this course will highlight how medical education is adapting to meet the needs of both individual patients and society at large. The course will discuss innovations in class room learning, work place learning, educational technology, simulation and standardized patients, new scientific domains, inquiry and scholarship, the importance of community engagement, and student wellness.

Course Topics

  • How Do I Become A Doctor, Anyway? What Does It Take To Get Into Medical School and Succeed?
  • The New Ucsf Bridges Curriculum: A New Way Forward For Medical Education
  • A Day In The Life Of A Medical Student: A Four Year Journey
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Using Technology, Simulation, and Standardized Patients
  • Community Commitment and Service Learning: Meeting The Needs Of San Francisco and The Bay Area
  • Becoming A Specialist and A Lifelong Learner: Residency, Fellowship and Continuing Education
  • Beating Burnout: Wellness For Students, Residents, Fellows, and Practicing Physicians and Why It Is Important

Lecture Schedule

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October 18, 2017
Title: How do I become a doctor and what is medical student life all about? | Download Slides
Lee Jones, MD

October 25, 2017
Title: Beating Burnout: Wellness for students, residents and fellows, and practicing physicians and why it is important | Download Slides
Larissa Thomas, MD

November 1, 2017
Title:  The new UCSF Bridges curriculum: A new way forward for medical education | Download Slides
Catherine Lucey, MD and John Davis, PhD, MD

November 15, 2017
Title:  Practice Makes Perfect: Using technology, simulation, and standardized patients | Download Slides
Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD

November 29, 2017
Title:  Becoming a specialist and a lifelong learner: Residency, fellowship and continuing education | Download Slides
Bobby Baron, MD, MS

December 6, 2017
Title:  Community Commitment and Service Learning: Meeting the needs of San Francisco and the Bay Area
Download Slides | Center for Community Engagement PrinciplesPRIME-US Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved
Leigh Kimberg, MD and Aisha Queen-Johnson, MSW

Registration Fees

General Public:
1 Course: $75
** 2 Courses: $130
** 3 Courses: $185
** Single Session: $15

** UCSF Faculty and Staff:
1 Course: $60
2 Courses: $100
3 Courses: $140
Single Session: $10

$30 per series (with valid student ID at check-in)
** Single Session: $5


** To register, call (415) 476-5808