Monday, November 24, 2008
The committee would work across all medical education sites to provide support and education on how our offices can reduce waste, recycle, save energy, and protect the environment. As an example, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has formed its own Green Committee http://www.epibiostat.ucsf.edu/general/administration/green.html.
If you are interested in being a founding member and/or leader of the Green Committee, and taking a leadership role with respect to environmental issues and what Medical Education offices can do about them, please contact Christina.
Please note: Open Enrollment (OE) started earlier this year so it is ending a bit earlier than previous years. Given this change, we encourage you to not overlook the mid-week, November 25 deadline—and to spread the word to your colleagues. Details about the new FSA vendor and FSA plan details, medical plan rates, and Health and Welfare plan changes are available on At Your Service Online:
When you’re ready to make changes, please log into At Your Service Online and select the Open Enrollment link. Be sure to CONFIRM ALL ACTIONS! OE actions will be effective as of January 1, 2009.
Christina comes to us from Stanford where she has worked for the past 6 years, the last two as the Study Coordinator/Manager of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center. She brings to OCBE program management, health education, outreach and training experience.
Christina's office is located in the Medical Education China Basin Landing Suite 5350. Please feel free to contact Christina to welcome her to Medical Education.
Please forward link to anyone you think would be interested: http://medschool.ucsf.edu/medicaleducation/oca_assistantII.aspx.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Webcasts and slides: Go to http://www.aamc.org/annualmeeting
This publication, Cardiovascular Gross Anatomy Videos, consists of one pulmonary and two cardiovascular instructional anatomy videos. These videos were designed to help learners identify key anatomical structures and review clinical correlates to gross anatomy.
Saxena V, Natarajan P, Cardiovascular Gross Anatomy Videos. MedEdPORTAL; 2008. Available from: http://services.aamc.org/jsp/mededportal/retrieveSubmissionDetailById.do?subId=750
For more information on publishing educational materials in MedEdPortal or to gain access to published materials contact Kevin Souza or Patricia O'Sullivan in the Office of Medical Education.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
To learn more about the LGBT Resource Center visit: http://lgbt.ucsf.edu/
This Friday, November 7th is Eva Lo's last day with Curricular Affairs.
We want to thank Eva for her years of dedication, service, and great humor with the Office of Curricular Affairs. Eva has decided it is time for her to leave UCSF so that she can focus on choosing an advanced degree program and help take care of some family matters in Shanghai for a few months.
Please join us in wishing Eva the best of luck and thanking her for all of her hard work and dedication.
Please pass the advertisement along to qualified candidates:
Monday, November 3, 2008
AAMC President Poses "Tough Questions" to the Academic Medicine Community at Association's Annual Meeting
Speaking to nearly 3,000 attendees at the 2008 AAMC annual meeting in San Antonio, Dr. Kirch said, "Academic medicine has some real strengths, but—to be blunt—we also have been avoiding some very tough questions":
Dr. Kirch acknowledged that the change needed to answer these tough questions "means there will be real pain to be shared as we likely will be asked to give up cherished assumptions, our sense of autonomy and control, and even forego some financial gain."
"Today, building on these concepts and facing a momentous election, I hope we stand ready to face some of the toughest questions for academic medicine and move closer to individual and collective answers and action," said Dr. Kirch. "Maybe this is the time it all changes. Not just in two days when we will ask ourselves the tough national questions in the voting booth, but when we return to our institutions and take responsibility for answering the tough questions we have been avoiding in academic medicine."
Read the Full Text of his speech.