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UCSF has been granted renewed accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) for the maximum ten-year accreditation period. WSCUC accreditation ensures that an institution meets rigorous standards of quality and integrity and allows students enrolled in the institution to receive Title IV federal financial aid funding.
UCSF schools have created new courses and expanded existing curriculum that address issues of structural racism in science and health care. They take an explicitly anti-racist approach, which advocates for interventions against racism instead of merely being not racist.
As the thousands of students head back to UCSF this fall, educators across campus have had to balance innovative distance learning opportunities with safely bringing learners back together for experiences that must take place in simulation labs, clinical settings, research labs, and more.
UCSF's Class of 2020 has a lot to celebrate. After years of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to the mission of advancing health worldwide, nearly 1,000 graduates have earned their degrees this year.
For the UCSF class of 2020, the usual joy and excitement of graduation is mixed with unusual uncertainty. As we celebrate the #UCSFgrads of 2020, we asked them to share how they’re feeling at this moment, in their own words.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to practice social distancing, Match Day's tearing open of envelopes was replaced by a special email that hit inboxes at 9 a.m., prompting online celebrations.
To address a shortage in mental health providers, UCSF, in close collaboration with UC Davis and UCLA, is preparing to launch an online training program for psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, which aims to train 300 new mental health providers throughout the state by 2025.
UCSF sociologist Howard Pinderhughes, PhD, says insufficient housing, economic opportunity, and educational inequity stand in the way of a healthy San Francisco. Nevertheless, he believes there is room for optimism and the possibility for change.
Hurricane. Fires. Disease and allergen outbreaks. Heat waves. These climate-fueled events kill, they pack ERs, and they leave lingering legacies of toxic pollution, pulmonary complications, and post-traumatic stress – but they are just a glimpse of what’s to come unless the world makes an extraordinary course correction.
UCSF’s San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education is designed to train future physicians who are committed to providing high-quality, culturally competent and accessible medical care that addresses the Valley’s unique health needs.
Eighteen high school students, all young women, took part in the first cohort of UCSF AI4ALL, a program to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the field of Artificial Intelligence with a focus on applications to biomedicine.