More than 35 million people live in medically underserved areas in the United States, and by 2020, there will be a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians, mostly in areas that are already underserved. Christy Boscardin, PhD, and her colleagues from UCSF and the American Association of Medical Colleges wanted to find out if there was something medical schools could do to alleviate this.
UCSF’s internal medicine residency program has recently been rated one of the best in the country, in the first-ever national survey of physicians on the quality of postgraduate training programs.
More than 70 percent of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at UC San Francisco have a decreased desire to pursue an academic career in science, specifically due to the economic environment for science, according to an October 2013 survey run by UCSF postdoctoral scholars.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has honored UC San Francisco with four awards in the 2014 CASE Awards of Excellence.
UCSF welcomes Michael A. LeNoir, MD, president of the National Medical Association, as the featured speaker at the UCSF Black History Month Celebration, which will take place Feb. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the UCSF Library on the Parnassus campus.
Mary Lou Breslin, a nationally recognized expert on disability advocacy, will be the featured speaker at a presentation about health disparities among patients with disabilities at 12 noon, on January 24, in Cole Hall. She will also talk about barriers to care, as well as highlight some models that are working well.
A new study by UCSF researchers examines the link between the affordability of healthy food ingredients with certain health outcomes, such as risk for hypoglycemia among people with diabetes.
UCSF faculty members are collaborating with Birth Justice Project co-founders and a volunteer doula program director at San Francisco General Hospital for a vocational training program.
UCSF has been recognized as a top producer for this year’s Fulbright Program for both students and scholars, a unique distinction among institutions.
The UCSF Library recently launched DataShare, a web-based system for sharing research data throughout the University and beyond.