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University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Examine how this school prepares physicians to achieve competencies needed to promote health and reduce the burden of suffering from illness and disease.
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8 diverse medical students smile in a corridor.

Joined September 2013

The Bridges Curriculum is trying to jump-start the process improvement that we want to see in the health care system using our very, very talented and purpose-driven students.
Catherine R. Lucey, MD

The new 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.

2017 Spring Consortium Meeting

Poster presented: Clinical Microsystems Clerkship: Early Medical Students’ Contributions to Health Systems Improvement

Need/gap addressed: Earlier exposure to systems skills through interprofessional team projects to address institutional system quality improvement priorities; stronger longitudinal mentorship.

Transforming Medical Education

Discover how the consortium schools are transforming medical education.

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Catherine R. Lucey, MD, of the UCSF School of Medicine.
Principal investigator: Catherine R. Lucey, MD
Vice dean, education

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