Bridges Bulletin
Student Research Showcased at Virtual Symposia
Student research and quality improvement projects were recently highlighted at the Summer Explore Symposium and Clinical Microsystem Clerkship Symposium. Both events were successfully converted to virtual gatherings, and showcased excellent student research aimed at biomedical, clinical and translational scientific knowledge and improving health care systems.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

School of Medicine Updates Its Student Mistreatment/Anti-Discrimination Policy
The School of Medicine is committed to fostering a culture of mutual respect among students, residents, faculty, and staff. Several mechanisms for help with tracking, reporting, and intervening on issues related to bias and discrimination affecting students are detailed in our updated Student Mistreatment Policy.
Education CQI Highlight
New! Council for Educational Continuous Quality Improvement (CECQI)

CECQI will provide guidance and direction on the School of Medicine's educational quality improvement initiatives, strategic goals and accreditation standards. The CECQI meets monthly and members include Arianne Teherani, PhD, Director, Program Evaluation, CQI, Christy Boscardin, PhD, Director of Assessment, and senior staff from the educational evaluations, technology enhanced education, and assessment teams: Allison Chen, Tami Cowell, Sylvia DeCourcey, Polo Black Golde, and Kelly Kao.

Sharing Course Changes With Students 

To help highlight evidence-based changes for our learners and faculty and share best practices, the educational evaluations team will be implementing a communication plan, derived from evaluation findings. Course directors will now use a standardized template called What was changed…because the evidence showed… to share course changes with students. In addition, this Education Continuous Quality Improvement (ECQI) Corner of the Bridges Newsletter will feature stories of changes based on evaluation evidence to highlight best practices on a monthly basis.
Awards and Honors
Olle ten Cate, PhD, Receives Royal Award from King of the Netherlands for His Work in Medical Education
The former Program Director for the Center for Faculty Educators' (CFE) Doctoral Program and an active education researcher and collaborator with CFE and faculty, has been appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau by the King of the Netherlands on December 10, 2020 for his work in Medical Education. This is the highest recognition that a person can get in the Netherlands.

In 2010, UCSF joined in collaboration with Utrecht University Medical Center (UMC Utrecht) to offer the Doctoral Program in Health Professions Education. This collaboration makes possible a rigorous program for scholarly advancement for medical education researchers. Successful candidates graduate with a PhD in Health Professions Education from UMC Utrecht. Well-regarded medical education researchers serve as mentors.

Featured Educators
We are pleased to announce that two new medical student coaches have joined our team:
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Assistant Professor
Family Community Medicine
Join Discussion Series on Human Flourishing from Kern National Network 
Event Date: Jan. 26, 2021, 2-3pm
Event Details: The Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine, a consortium of seven medical schools across the country including UCSF, is kicking off a discussion series: The Medical Profession Through the Lens of Human Flourishing. All members of the UCSF community are invited participate in this online event on January 26, 2021 from 2-3 PM PST. 
UCSF Anti-racism Town Hall III - Focus on Faculty
Event Date: Fri. Jan. 29, noon - 1:15 p.m.
Event Details: Please join UCSF leaders and your colleagues for the third in a series of quarterly town hall meetings focusing on UCSF’s Anti-racism Initiative. This forum will address racism’s impact on faculty. We will discuss the current climate, opportunities, gaps, and initiatives.