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.
UCSF students are nothing if not passionate about science and health — so why not share that enthusiasm with future generations? Find out how you can bring hands-on learning to students in San Francisco's public schools (K-12) during a meeting of Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) staff and past and present volunteers.
The UCSF Academic Senate is seeking nominations for its Distinction in Teaching Award 2017. There are two categories: one for faculty at UCSF five years or fewer; and another for faculty at UCSF over five years.
At Learning Resource Services (LRS), students can develop strategies to optimize the way they learn, study, organize and take tests. “Students often find their way here when they want to maximize their learning potential in this rigorous academic and clinical training environment,” said Peggy Ryan, Learning Specialist in LRS, part of Student Life at UCSF.