Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Welcome Deborah Baker-Reyes to Medical Education

Please welcome Deborah  Baker-Reyes to Medical Education!

Deborah is the new Office Manager for Vice Dean, Catherine Lucey.  In her role, Deborah will provide executive level support for Catherine Lucey and Kevin Souza.  In addition, she will manage the Office of Medical Education including facilities management and accounts payable.

Deborah earned her BA in Communications from San Francisco State University. She has more than 15 years of experience in human resources, recruiting, and customer service; and more than 10 years of experience as a property manager. Prior to joining the Medical Education team, Deborah was  the Administrative Assistant for the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. 

Feel free to contact Deborah at or at 502-1633 to welcome her to Medical Education!

Nominate a colleague for the annual Green Superstar Award

Does one of your colleagues practice “green” behavior, think of ways in which your unit can be more green, and/or inspire others to do so?  

Acknowledge those efforts by nominating him/her for a Green Superstar award!
Green Team will now be awarding a Green Superstar once annually, to coincide with Earth Day (April 22 this year). We will feature the awardee on the Med Ed blog, and present him/her with a plant. Previous awardees are: David Rachleff, Office of Student Affairs, Lara Pheatt, Charlie DeVries, Diego Sotelo, Joe Crawford, and Sara Campillo.

Please email your nomination to
Kristen Fitzhenry by April 18. You just need to include the name and a very brief comment on this person's green behavior.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sustainability Awards Nominations--Deadline Extended

The Call for Nominations for the Second Annual Sustainability Awards has been extended to April 13th. Please nominate your sustainability champion(s) here. We are seeking nominations for faculty, staff, students and teams. Awards will be presented at the LivingGreen Fair on May 10.

See UCSF’s new video LivingGreen at UCSF to inspire you!

Vote for UC in an online video contest for climate action videos.

Free Webinar on Identify Theft

Identity theft remains the number one consumer complaint in the US and affects thousands of people daily. Learn more about identity theft by participating in a free webinar offered by ARAG (UC legal plan vendor). Each webinar will last approximately one hour.

Date: Tuesday April 10, 2012
Time: 10am, 12noon, 2pm

Space is limited, so preregistration is required. More information, including the links to preregister, can be found here

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MedEDPORTAL Featured Publication: Dr. Louise Aronson

Louise Aronson, MD 

UCSF LEaP (Learning from your Experiences as a Professional): Guidelines for Critical Reflection

These literature-derived guidelines provide a stand-alone tool instructors can use to help learners effectively reflect on their learning, experiences and professional development. The three page guidelines include instructions on effective use (page 1), a step by step guide through the reflective process (page 2), and answers to a set of frequently asked questions (page 3). They were developed for use with written reflections, but with the exception of one of the FAQs on page 3, can be applied to reflection in any form, including oral or video. More

2 Career Opportunities in the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education

1. UME Advisor/Specialist
Reporting to UME’s Medical Student Services Manager, this full-time position will contribute advising and operational management skills critical to the success of the MD curriculum. The UME Advisor/Specialist, an essential member of the UME team, provides advising to medical students and also supervises complex curricular operations such as the clinical core and fourth year lotteries, the clinical core operations committee, course and clerkship coordination, and new course approval systems. The incumbent ensures students’ academic progress and that their individualized learning plans meet the MD program requirements. The Advisor/Specialist holds quarterly meetings with departmental course and/or clerkship coordinators to ensure that all coordinators are kept up-to-date with curriculum changes and to bring important issues coordinators raise back to UME and its committee structures; and performs other duties as assigned. Position details on UCSF HR website: Req No. 37332BR

2. UME Advising Coordinator
Reporting to UME’s Medical Student Services Manager, this full-time position will coordinate the UME advising practice and advising resources that support students throughout the medical curriculum. The UME Advising Coordinator, an essential member of the UME team, coordinates the UME advising practice and campus resources to support all students in achieving competency and improving health and healthcare locally, across the US, and abroad. Mechanisms include maintaining UME iROCKET (online curriculum) sites for each class of students, running the clinical schedule change request system, and coordinating workshops and information sessions. The incumbent ensures accuracy of students’ study lists and transcripts as students enter and exit the MD curriculum; and performs other duties as assigned. Position details on UCSF HR website: Req No. 37331BR

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The 2011-12 Essential Core Teaching Awards (ECTA): April 18

Please join us in celebration of the 2011-12 Essential Core Teaching Award winners! 

Ceremony and Reception:
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
3:00 pm in Parnassus Campus Room HSW-301


Commitment to Teaching  

Peter V. Chin-Hong, MD, MAS  
Associate Professor
Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology
Nomination for I-3 Small Group Instructor

Inspirational Teacher

Bradley Frazee, MD
Clinical Professor
Emergency Medicine
Nomination for FPC YR2 Preceptor

Outstanding Lecture 

Jane Koehler, MD 
Nomination for I-3 Lecture 

Outstanding Foundations of Patient
Care Preceptor

Charlotte Wills, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Emergency Medicine
Nomination for FPC YR2 Preceptor

Outstanding Lecture Series

J. Michael Bishop, MD
Nomination for I-3 Lecturer

Excellence in Small Group Teaching

Peter Sayre, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor
Nomination for Hematology Small Group Instructor

Excellence in Small Group Teaching

Andrea Marmor, MD, MSEd
Associate Clinical Professor
Nomination for M3: Epi & Biostats Small Group Instructor

Excellence in Small Group Teaching

Taylor Clark, MD
Nomination for Life Cycle: Pediatrics Small Group Instructor