At the San Francisco VA Medical Center’s primary care clinic, nurse practitioners and medical residents are training together in teams in what is an emerging trend in health care called patient-centered medical homes.
January 04, 2013
December 13, 2012
Award-winning scientists, university chancellors, presidents of health care organizations, chief executive officers, deans of colleges, commanding generals: UCSF has a history of producing alumni who become leaders in the health sciences.
November 07, 2012
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River in 2009, shared lessons from the aviation industry with UCSF leaders, physicians and health sciences students that he said could greatly improve patient safety.
October 30, 2012
Students may begin their medical school careers riding on a cloud of altruism and goodwill, but it’s not long before the grueling schedule, avalanche of new vocabulary and stubborn patients can take a toll. UCSF's David Watts, MD, argues that a healthy dose of literature – poems and stories, specifically — be a core part of the student experience.
October 24, 2012
UCSF will be among the first in the country to educate and train nurses specifically to care for diabetes patients across their lifespan by establishing a new academic minor in diabetes at the UCSF School of Nursing.
October 22, 2012
The first-ever UCSF and Partners Primary Care Summit brought key players to the table to discuss how to improve patient-focused care in San Francisco as part of national health reform.
September 26, 2012
The UCSF School of Medicine’s entering class, which represents 16 countries of birth, ranging from Australia to Zimbabwe, participated in the traditional White Coat Ceremony before family, friends and fellow classmates on Sept. 7.
August 28, 2012
Scott Reeves, PhD, director of UCSF’s Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, takes the national spotlight in Washington, DC, this week as co-chair of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop that aims to improve health care.
August 13, 2012
The UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is participating in a nine-center study to determine how to best teach pediatric residents how to hand off patients properly to reduce medical errors.
June 29, 2012
Educators across UCSF are considering the implications of the newly affirmed health care law on teaching future pharmacists, doctors, nurses and dentists.