Humans of UCSF: Bridging the Gap

Monday, May 21, 2018

Born and raised in a physician's family, I picked up an early love for medicine and went on to pursue a physician-scientist program in medical school.

During my time working in India with a non-profit, I realized being a doctor is not just about treating disease but also what an individual is willing to do to better the lives of others.

To pursue my passion for interdisciplinary approaches in solving future healthcare challenges, I joined the Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) program offered by UC Berkeley and UCSF, where I worked on bridging the gap between translational medicine and unmet clinical needs.

Students in the program learn about market assessment, product development, intellectual property strategy, regulatory landscape, and eventually bringing innovations to the hands of patients.

During this past year, I also participated in the UCSF Catalyst Awards Internship Program. I have enjoyed learning from both industry and clinical perspectives to foster the advancements in medical science and eventually, patient care.

Coming from a clinical background, few things are more rewarding than moving forward the knowledge frontier in medicine and to witness the changes in future healthcare.

Tsai-Chu Yeh,

UCSF Master of Translational Medicine student