Opinion

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper March 5, 1992.] Dr. David Himmelstein, founder of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), promised that “something rather straightforward and simple can be done to save the United States healthcare system.” That something, he thinks, is a Canadian-style national health plan similar to the Russo bill being proposed in the House.
Running a marathon is an exhaustive feat that should not be taken lightly. However, with proper planning and a vision, even the most arduous challenges can be accomplished. When beginning a marathon, seasoned pros head off conservatively.

With scientific journals reaching ever higher profit margins, restricting access to research paid for by taxpayers, and double charging universities for subscriptions and publishing fees, it’s hard to find a scientist who loves our current publish

If vying for universal healthcare is the third rail of American politics, then attempting to combine prayer and science is the third rail of academic medicine. For better or worse, I expected this when I started medical school.

It’s common to see seuxally diverse populations in liberal cities like San Francisco. However, how well does academia represent these different groups?

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, May 24, 2001] The University of California Board of Regents erased an embarrassing stain on the university’s reputation last week by rescinding their 1995 ban on affirmative action.

In my article on last year’s Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion, I wrote about a point of tension in which UCSF leadership was dismissive of the mental health concerns of an underrepresented student. This year, I want to highlight a topic that is often dismissed behind closed doors: mandatory training. The 11th Annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion focused on the climate surrounding UCSF staff. You can find a recording and summary of the forum online. It is required viewing to give perspective of an oft-overlooked part of the UCSF community.

UCSF Health recently launched a campaign for diversity and inclusion in light of the current political climate and national concerns over immigration.

Future healthcare professional and those interested in the topic owed it to themselves to be at the LGBTQIA+ Health Forum, held at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus on Feb. 24.

Getting through graduate school is challenging, but the process may get even harder if the tax plans being debated by Senate and House Republicans come to pass.