Don’t miss Dr. Matt Springer's crucial home earthquake preparedness presentations at UCSF. Many people who have recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area do not realize that it is imperative to arrange their homes to prevent serious damage and injury due to an earthquake, while many long-time residents mistakenly think they are prepared because they have extra water — and students assume that quakes wait until after they get their degrees and move away.
UCSF students and health care workers are campaigning to provide a free medical clinic for Native Americans facing violence while protesting a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota.
“Upon invitation by the Standing Rock Nation, we are partnering with tribal leadership and local health workers to provide health care at a time where many people have limited access to health care due to geographic location, limited resources at local hospitals, and are subject to a strong police presence in the area.”
This year, UCSF introduced Bridges, a new curriculum for first year medical students. The new curriculum involves 1.5 preclinical years instead of two, and features three major components: Foundational Sciences (FS), Core Inquiry Curriculum (CIC), and Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC). With so many moving parts, trying to understand each piece is a challenge even for the first year medical students experiencing the new curriculum. Synapse’s newest column, Crossing Bridges, provides an insider view from five first year medical students as they break down the new curriculum’s different components.