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On Friday, April 24, Point-of-Care UltraSound (POCUS), invites all UCSF students and faculty to attend a student-led Ultrasound Conference and Exposition in the Millberry Union Conference Center.

“How do you make a movement sustainable with drastic change?”
Despite uncertainty over eligibility, students seem excited about the new Cost of Living Supplement (COLS) introduced by UCSF earlier this year to help offset San Francisco’s steep housing cost. Around two dozen students filed into a lecture hall on the Parnassus campus on Wednesday, May 10, to get answers during a town hall held by UCSF administrators, including Vice-Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins and Interim Director of Financial Aid, Ron James.
When the “Frisco Five” embarked on a hunger strike to protest police violence, students and faculty from UCSF stood by their side to care for them through the effects of starvation.
The UC postdoctoral union is determined to eradicate the unique challenges international postdoctoral scholars face while working at UC campuses — challenges that can include getting stranded in a foreign country while awaiting a potentially lengthy visa renewal process and getting laid off due to delays.
When healthcare providers and insurance companies disagree on a “fair” price for a service, patients can get caught in the crossfire. A UCSF student learned that the hard way when she received a surprise $10,000 bill after an ER visit at SFGH. What aspects of our healthcare system allow this to happen, and what is being done about it?
Even though San Francisco is by some measures the most desirable place to live in the world, first-year medical student Adriana Martinez can not wait to move. “Right now, I’m just going to suck it up and live here for my second year, until I can move for clerkships [in the third year of medical school].”

The mission of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is to serve the collective interests of graduate and professional students at UCSF in order to improve student life on a university and system wide level through dialogue, act

The mission of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is to serve the collective interests of graduate and professional students at UCSF in order to improve student life on a university and system wide level through dialogue, act

As an eternal optimist, I’m pleased as editor in chief to report on Synapse’s progress over the previous quarter as well as what’s in store for the coming spring quarter.