Accelerating Change in Medical Education

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Joined September 2013

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Bridges Curriculum prepares physicians to achieve competencies needed to promote health and reduce the burden of suffering from illness and disease. The curriculum is crafted to allow students to contribute to improving health care outcomes today while being educated to work within complex systems to improve health care and advance science for future generations of patients.

2019 spring consortium meeting

Poster presented: Designing a coach advising curriculum to promote deliberate career exploration for new clerkship electives (PDF)

The need for this advising program is multifactorial:

  • LCME standards mandate effective career (including elective) advising systems (Standard 11.2),
  • Students’ graduation questionnaires indicate a desire for improved advising throughout medical school at UCSF, and
  • The development of CIExes as early career exploration opportunities in the clerkship year necessitates improved advising around selecting CIExes to maximally utilize this new opportunity.

Our advising curriculum may be applied to other career/elective advising contexts in UME and GME.

Principal investigator: Leslie Sheu, MD, assistant clinical professor in the division of general internal medicine