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The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Annual Executive Summary 2019-2020


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MEMBERS FROM THE SCHOOLS OF MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, NURSING, AND PHARMACY

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CORE TEACHING SITES: EAST BAY, UCSF FRESNO, MISSION BAY, MOUNT ZION, PARNASSUS, SFVAMC, AND ZSFG

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INTERPROFESSIONAL, CLINICAL, AND BASIC SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS


Introduction This is an unprecedented year with the epidemic and the Black Lives Matters movement. We have all been called to respond to the vast education, healthcare, and community needs, from transforming our entire curriculum to ensure safety while continuing to train outstanding health care providers, caring for COVID-19 patients, tackling the impact of the epidemic on our most vulnerable populations, leading local and national public health efforts, and teaching the public and our UCSF community about the virus and the ever-changing science about best practices and treatments. We have galvanized our institution to move beyond our growing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts to embrace anti-racism and anti-oppression. We have to model as individuals and as an organization taking on the racism that each of us, UCSF, and the Academy has, albeit unconscious, that reinforces the dominant culture and supports racism and oppression. Changing our structure and culture is a formidable but essential challenge and requires sustained effort. It also needs us together to nourish each other and our dreams to do this important work. In that spirit, our highlights this year will lead off with a summary from the Academy Professionalism Action Group and their accomplishments. We will showcase an update from our Academy DEI Committee leadership and their plans for the upcoming year. Our final highlight is a collection of stories of our educators’ incredible work, each in their own way, to address the epidemic and engage in anti-racism/anti-oppression. We wish we could have captured them all including the work so many of us are doing at home to educate and care for our families. We offer our deepest thanks and hope for the future.

Ann Poncelet, MD Director and William G. Irwin Endowed Chair The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators


The AME Tackles Educator Professionalism

As healthcare providers and educators, we commit to behave with the utmost professionalism and support our learners and colleagues to do the same. We tend to think of professionalism as residing in the individual, but a significant component has to do with systems in which the individual operates. Professionalism lapses often occur at “pain points” within systems, where competing values may conflict. Therefore, it appears that professionalism lapses can be predicted and prevented to an extent previously not considered. Also, traditionally, the viewpoint has been that either an individual is professional, or they are not. However, the perspective that professionalism lapses occur on a continuum allows ongoing support to those who make professionalism mistakes to grow and learn from these experiences. This modern framing of professionalism is an opportunity for the Academy to define health professions educator professionalism standards for the AME and to support a culture of professionalism including individual growth and mitigating or anticipating systemic barriers to professionalism standards. A professionalism action group (PAG), chaired by Descartes Li, MD, and Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD, was launched in 2019. Their efforts thus far include: • Reviewing existing professionalism standards for health professionals, teachers, and health professions educators • Reviewing current UCSF policies and values, including UCSF academic affairs, UCSF Health ethics and code of conduct standards, and the UCSF PRIDE values. • Drafting professionalism guidelines for educators within UCSF. These standards, informed by the vital scholarship of Dr. Catherine Lucey and Dr. Arianne Teherani1, emphasize both individual aspirations and responsibility to advocate for systems that promote or foster professionalism. • Conducting a series of AME faculty workshops across the six major UCSF sites that discussed guidelines and solicited feedback followed by case vignettes of professionalism lapses, highlighting the systems perspective, and directly applying the guidelines. The PAG also discussed processes for supporting professionalism in the Academy, and they made recommendations at both the individual and systems levels. These recommendations range from individual attestation by AME members to adhere to the professionalism guidelines to establishing ongoing peer support for professionalism through group discussion at regular meetings. PAG Members - Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH; Gerald Hsu, MD; PhD; Ellen Laves, MD; Lorrianna Leard, MD; Conan Macdougall, PharmD; Manny Pardo, MD; Steve Pletcher, MD; Mike Rabow, MD; Stacy Sawtelle, MD; Brian Schwartz, MD; Arianne Teherani, PhD; and Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH

Photos: From left, Decartes Li, MD and Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD, Co-chairs

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Using a Curricular Vision to Define Entrustable Professional Activities for Medical Student Assessment. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Sep; 30(9):1344-8.Hauer KE, Boscardin C, Fulton TB, Lucey C, Oza S, Teherani A. PMID: 26173516.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Supporting and Acknowledging AME’s Community of Educators and Scholars The AME maintains its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-oppression through the ongoing efforts of its DEI Committee. In 2019-2020, we continued to advance recommendations from our DEI committee: • Commit to increasing AME members’ completion of the DEI Champion Training • Ensure regular DEI committee consultation by Academy committees, Task Forces, and leadership groups so that DEI has a place in all Academy work: • Scholarship Committee: Works to include DEI themes in the annual Education Showcase and to support abstract submissions with a DEI focus. • Innovations Funding Committee: Continues to ensure that a portion of grants funded through the committee addresses DEI initiatives among educators and supports collaborative projects. • Professionalism Action Group (PAG): This past February, addressed DEI themes as part of site-based workshops for AME members to continue to develop skills around bringing an equity approach to interprofessional teamwork. • AME 2025 Task Force: Incorporating DEI committee recommendations as the Task Force creates the vision and road map for the AME’s future. • Interprofessional Education (IPE): The DEI committee is coordinating efforts with Interprofessional Education leaders to develop site-based AME workshops focused on professionalism on IPE teams with a DEI lens. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully evident that healthcare disparities due to racism and many other forms of oppression profoundly impact our patients and the learning environment. In the face of this pandemic, AME members have risen to the challenge of leading and supporting DEI and anti-oppression work across all sites at UCSF. We are also extremely proud of our members’ clinical and research contributions to combating COVID-19. As UCSF prioritizes its obligation to dismantle racism and oppressive actions in the healthcare environment, the committee will continue to support and amplify the incredible efforts of our AME members in these critical domains. The following pages acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions AME members have made to DEI and anti-oppression during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of our members’ extraordinary work, the examples shared here represent just a few highlights of our members’ many contributions. We are so grateful for all of our members’ incredibly hard work in these incredibly challenging times. You inspire us! 2019-2020 Committee: Denise Connor, MD, Chair; Alicia Fernandez, MD; Megha Garg, MD, MPH, FACP; Amy Garlin, MD; Michelle Guy, MD; Caitlin Hasser, MD; Harry Lampiris, MD; Phuoc Le, MD, MPH, DTM+H; Anna Meyer, MD, FACS, FAAP; Glenn Rosenbluth, MD; George Saba, PhD; Sarah Schaeffer, MD, MPH; and Karen Brent, Staff

Photos: From left, Denise Connor, MD (current AME DEI Chair) and Michelle Guy, MD (future AME DEI Chair - 2021 - 2022)


Contributions by Academy Faculty Around Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Work at UCSF and Beyond I co-facilitated a department-wide debriefing of structural racism. I am a member of our department DEI Task Force. I helped to plan the DEI climate survey and department-wide debriefing of the survey results. I am also involved in inter-society planning of an annual Diversity Champions Conference (now virtual) on a national level. This conference addresses the anti-racism curriculum in dermatology and the recruitment of Underrepresented Minorities (URMs) into dermatology. Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD I co-authored a proposal for the Anatomy Scholars faculty development program for the American Association for Anatomy. Annual cohorts of ten new and early-career faculty members from underrepresented minorities will be supported to participate in two-year professional development activities that include 1) formal education in skills to succeed in faculty life; 2) formal local and national mentoring; and 3) an informal-but-deliberate peer support network. The program goal is to increase URM faculty retention in several scientific disciplines across the US and Canada. Kimberly S. Topp, PT, PhD, FAAA Member of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Medical Center anti-racism Task Force, developing a letter to UCSF leadership to demand anti-racist/anti-oppressive actions and accountability. Stephanie Rennke, MD and Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH (on the Task Force) Co-leading Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Task Force at Kaiser Permanente Oakland. Nardine Riegel, MD and Lindsay Mazotti, MD Developed a just-in-time training for inpatient ward attendings on the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Service to set a permissive learning environment for recognizing and debriefing microaggressions committed by patients against students and residents. Calvin Chou, MD, PhD and Denise Davis, MD


We Celeberate Contributions by Academy Faculty Around Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Work atandUCSF and to fellowDeveloped training aroundand recruitment and bias for pediatric fellowship programs will deliver training ship programs to help improve diversity. Delivered grand rounds at the University of Alabama Birmingham and doing Beyond med student teaching at Mayo Clinic on structural racism. I’m giving GME grand rounds at UCSF on medical edu I co-led for the Book Club of Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence, by DW Sue. Descartes Li, MD

cation and structural racism. I’m co-leading UCSF Department of Pediatrics Anti Racism Task Force. Jyothi Marbin, MD; Alma Martinez, MD, MPH; and Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD I was the plenary speaker and moderator on racial equity for Academy on Communication in Healthcare National FORUM conference, June 26, 2020. I was a co-facilitator on Upstander Trainer Gender Equity at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SFVA) on June 22 and July 13, 2020. Rebecca Shunk, MD

I co-facilitated two 6 hour Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC) Coach training sessions for Differences Matter Orientations. Designed a two-hour curriculum and facilitated a Differences Matter Orientation for 60 new fellows in the Department of Medicine. I also co-facilitated a 90- minute orientation session, “Equity Matters,” for inter-professional trainees at the SFVA. Denise Davis, MD Mentored resident Mackenzie Yore in starting Health Equity Action Lab here at UCSF Fresno and participate in Diversity Interest Group. Kenny Banh, MD and Lori Weichenthal, MD I’ve been working closely with Renee Navarro and other Chancellor’s Cabinet members to develop and implement a University-wide anti-racism agenda. This work includes new approaches to increase our entire UCSF community’s representativeness, more comprehensive educational programs, and rethinking our approaches to safety and security, to name a few. Daniel Lowenstein, MD

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Contributions by Academy Faculty Around Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Work at UCSF and Beyond (Continued) In my role as Director of Curricular Affairs for GME, we have significantly expanded the DEI, anti-racism, and anti-oppression curriculum offered through our centralized GME curricular offerings. For example, this year, most of our GME Grand Rounds will focus on diversity and inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. Our GME College series offers six DEI workshops for residents and fellows, built on the work of Sarah Schaeffer, MD and Nicole Rosendale, MD through the development of the ELITE toolkit that was supported by an AME-sponsored Innovation Funding for Education Grant. Our GME Pathways program launched a new pathway, Health Equity and Racial Justice (HEAR Justice), led by Jyothi Marbin, MD, and Stephen Richmond, that provides an immersion course and longitudinal mentorship and events for residents and fellows. Erick Hung, MD We created a new section of the Professional Identity Formation curriculum to help students reflect on the systemic racism and white-male supremacy in medicine. We will hold a large group panel to provide examples of role models who have overcome bias in medicine to serve as a counter-argument to stereotype threat. Additionally, we’re providing examples to advocate for oneself and serve as an ally for those experiencing bias. Lastly, students will have a chance to debrief this learning experience in their coaching groups. Geoffrey Stetson, MD and Denise Davis, MD We have a very active, resident-led Diversity Committee that works on many issues related to DEI, including a pipeline to health care professions, the learning climate, and advocacy for UIM trainees and faculty. We initiated race-based caucusing sessions for pediatrics residents in the academic year 2019-20 that were exceptionally well received and now disseminated across UCSF GME. We hold bi-monthly town hall meetings for the residency since covid-19 began that provide an opportunity to discuss health equity and advocacy for populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. We’ve incorporated a new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion curriculum into our core pediatric residency curriculum. We also deliberately apply a holistic review to recruit a diverse group of trainees in our program with 40% UIM residents. Meg McNamara, MD; Jyothi Marbin, MD; Alma Martinez, MD, MPH; and Glenn Rosenbluth, MD


I’m a member of the Division of Palliative Medicine Equity Task Force. I serve as Co-Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) Anti-Racism Task Force (directing the cancer center QI projects around anti-racism and adding race data to cancer center dashboards and True North boards). Mike Rabow, MD The UCSF San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME) program has incorporated specific anti-racism work and speakers in its ARISE (summer introductory) course and its ALIGN (seminar) course. It will be working alongside the main campus to develop the San Joaquin 6 that parallels John Davis’ plans for the UCSF 49 as part of the anti-racist curriculum. Loren Alving, MD Since the beginning of the pandemic, our patients at the Family Health Center have been profoundly affected by the medical, social, and financial impacts of COVID-19. To help meet this need, starting in March 2020, I designed and led a community outreach effort for students to engage in supporting the needs of our diverse, vulnerable patients. In the past five months, I have supervised 48 UCSF third and fourth-year medical students in making 1,600 outreach calls in 14 languages, using phone interpreters when needed, and helping assess and support our patients’ needs over 60 and living in low-income communities. Over 40% of patients we reached reported food insecurity. To help address patients’ needs, students helped patients sign up for EBT cards (“food stamps”), food pantry delivery, Project Open Hand, Meals on Wheels, legal/tenant aid, and confidential services to undocumented individuals. They also helped provide emotional support, answer questions on COVID-19, refill medications, make medical appointments, and send out free cloth face masks. Margo Vener, MD, MPH I testified at the House Ways and Means committee on racial and ethnic disparities with the COVID-19 epidemic. I’m working with UCSF hospital affiliates and the School of Medicine (SOM) to ensure sound policies and procedures are in place to protect trainees and employees from racist patients. I’m a member of the SOM’s Differences Matter Deans Diversity Leaders Group and co-lead the healthcare disparities group. Alicia Fernandez, MD I have continued to lead the five-year Differences Matters initiative designed to address leadership, faculty, resident and student diversity and increase the equity and inclusiveness in our environment so that all may thrive. My role has been to support and sponsor our URM faculty and staff to do the impactful work needed to help UCSF achieve our goals. Currently, we are working to institutionalize Differences Matters roles and responsibilities so that DEI is recognized as a core mission, influencing all other mission areas. We have also continued to advance our national understanding of the impact of structural racism on medical education through literature and presentations. Along with Drs. Karen Hauer, Alicia Fernandez, and Dowin Boatright (Yale School of Medicine), I published an invited monograph on Equity in Assessment for the Macy Foundation. I provided a perspective that is in press at Academic Medicine. Finally, I am fortunate to work with a fantastic team of Deans and Faculty members who are painstakingly working on advancing pro-equity, anti-racist work in all our education programs. Catherine Lucey, MD


Contributions by AME Faculty Around UCSF’s response to COVID-19: Education, Clinical Care, Population Health, and Research I was part of a Webinar sponsored by the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, where I presented the impact of COVID-19 on our medical students. Kewchang Lee, MD As an editor of a journal, I have written two editorials on COVID-19 and how it affects our specialty. As an educator, I have been part of a Task Force in restructuring our curriculum and clinical care workflows to safely reintegrate learners (both GME and UME) back into the clinical learning environment. I’m involved in national efforts to provide distant mentoring, especially to URM students interested in dermatology, guiding them on navigating the virtual interview process. Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD I have the opportunity to support the work of my colleagues working on the Virtual Training Academy and Cultural Humility Training Program for contact tracers and case investigators through the California Department of Public Health as an educational consultant. Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH As the Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director for Infection Control at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG), I have been working with hospital leadership and multiple stakeholders on policies and procedures, shortage mitigation strategies, treatment guidelines, advising on clinical care, implementation of clinical research to augment patient treatment options, diagnostic testing, and contact investigation/tracing. We have partnered with colleagues at San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, UCSF Medical Center, and the SFVA in these efforts. I have been giving educational talks, including Medical Grand Rounds, and speaking to the media on behalf of ZSFG and UCSF. Lisa Winston, MD I co-authored the Return to Physical Therapy Classroom and Lab Guidelines for the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), which serves 95% of US-accredited physical therapist education programs. Available through the ACAPT website, this resource document provides state-of-the-science guidance for faculty, staff, and administrators of more than 240 academic programs in physical therapy. Kimberly S. Topp, PT, PhD, FAAA To assist all the clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians during the past four months, I led a three week COVID-19 elective in June with a student on medication reconciliation for at-risk patients at UCSF Medical Center. Over three weeks, we completed medication reconciliation within 24 hours of hospital admission for 40 patients and identified approximately two medication errors per patient encounter. We developed and implemented a “Med Rec Student Note” in the electronic health record and had all the patient providers complete a survey for feedback. Stephanie Rennke, MD We are rounding as a hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente Oakland on the COVID-19 unit. Leading GME/UME COVID-19 strategy and response at Kaiser Permanente Oakland (including collaboration with UCSF UME clinical experiences). Nardine Riegels, MD and Lindsay Mazotti, MD Since February, I have been working continuously on the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting research (incidence and prevalence of COVID-19 infection in the Bay Area), helping manage the public health response (contact tracing, case investigation), and providing innumerable updates on the epidemiology and natural history of infection. I’ve been a speaker at ten Department of Medicine grand rounds, Department of Surgery grand rounds, Department of Pediatrics grand rounds, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics monthly seminars, and 25 UCSF and UCSF Health town halls. Helping keep the campus community abreast of the latest pandemic trends and essential research bears on transmission, immunity, and prevention. George Rutherford, MD


I am centrally involved in many aspects of UCSF’s population health and occupational health responses to COVID-19. I have given approximately 50 grand rounds, town halls, special lectures, and other presentations to UCSF, professional and lay audiences. I lead three extensive research and public health intervention programs that target San Francisco, the Bay Area, and California. I developed an elective in the VA respiratory screening clinic (RSC) for 3rd-year medical students who had completed one full clerkship and then took off clinical duties. Patients with suspected COVID-19 were referred to RSC and were interviewed over video by students and a faculty supervisor. If the patient required an exam, only the faculty member would don Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and exam the patient. This elective provided ways for elective students to learn firsthand about the clinical care of COVID-19 in a safe environment. Calvin Chou, MD, PhD I have been a member of the COVID-19 Clinical Working Group at UCSF Health and frequently write for the Infectious Diseases COVID-19 Digest. I gave Grand Rounds on COVID-19 for the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Department of Surgery at UCSF, as well as for national webinars for the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and the Health Resources Services Administration. I gave many of these talks in conjunction with Brian Schwartz, MD in the AME. I am also on the California Health and Human Services Agency and California Medical Association statewide Virtual Grand Rounds Planning Committee. Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD I’m a member of the Leadership Recovery Committee, which consists of departmental leadership. I’m also a member of the Parnassus Recovery Task Force, and this is a more site-specific recovery committee. As Vice-Chair for Education, I represented educational issues/perspectives on both of these groups. Descartes Li, MD I led a group of behavioral health Army Reserve Soldiers on a mission to Philadelphia to assist civilian hospitals in the fight against COVID-19 with a team of 85 Reservists, April 3-May 16, 2020. At the time, Philadelphia was one of the hardest-hit urban areas in the country. Since returning, I have led multiple reflective exercises on the concept of Post-traumatic Growth to trainees and colleagues. Robert Daroff, MD At the SFVA, we created a virtual clerkship curriculum (internal medicine) that focused on clinical reasoning & problem-solving using podcasts and small group seminars hosted on video conferencing (Zoom). https://onlinelibrary.wiley. com/doi/full/10.1111/medu.14246. Pilot virtual clerkship curriculum during the COVID-19 pandemic: Podcasts, Peers and Problem-solving; Medical Education, May 17, 2020. Rabih Geha, MD and Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD While continuing to act as Assistant Dean of UME at UCSF Fresno Branch campus, I have secured a $5 million grant from the CARES Act funding for UCSF with Fresno City to expand COVID-19 testing and contact tracing through disadvantaged and underrepresented areas of Fresno city. Kenny Banh, MD Honestly, in my role, this has consumed most of my time for the past six months, primarily in terms of the university’s immediate response and longer-term planning for the pandemic’s various effects on all our mission areas. This includes crisis management, scenario planning, decisions about education and research programs, and financial planning. Daniel Lowenstein, MD Virtual teaching has become part of our new normal. During the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators were in reaction mode. As we pivot towards intentional, proactive, remote-learning education design and teaching, several AME members have led faculty development workshops and went on the road to curricular groups to enhance and promote our virtual teaching skills. Erick Hung, MD; Justin Sewell, MD, PhD; and Kathy Julian, MD


Contributions by AME Faculty Around UCSF’s response to COVID-19: Education, Clinical Care, Population Health, and Research (Continued) As the director of the Professional Identity Formation thread in the Assessment, Reflection, Coaching, Health (ARCH) Week curriculum, I identified an opportunity and need for students to process the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications on a physician’s role. A brand new large and small group session built in weeks, with the work planned for publishing in the journal Medical Education. Geoffrey Stetson, MD; Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, MD, PhD; and Karen Hauer, MD, PhD Started and moderated weekly Tri-Hospital Division video conference to provide weekly updates on current conditions at each hospital and promote discussion of clinical and research developments. Initiated and facilitated the development of a post COVID-19 clinic, especially for patients hospitalized and in the ICU. Lorriana Leard, MD AME members Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD; Sara Buckelew, MD, and AME teaching excellence winners Mansi Desai, MD; Duncan Henry, MD; and Deborah Franzon, MD submitted a tip sheet on virtual rotations during a pandemic for medical students - accepted to iCollaborative https://icollaborative.aamc.org/resource/5113/ I worked with subintern (Drew Robinett) to refine/review early ‘best practice pearls’ for virtual subintern experiences and shared with the University of Minnesota (Dr. Betsy Murray) to inform their approach to engaging learners virtually in the Department of Pediatrics Subinternship. Michele Long, MD For the Pediatric Residency Program, I worked with my team of Associate Program Directors and Chief Residents to transform all of our conferences and workshops into virtual learning sessions. Most of our clinical services, inpatient and outpatient, employed significant or complete incorporation of telephone and video visits for clinical care. Besides, our trainees and faculty created extensive telephone scripts and protocols to try to meet the needs of patients and families who require isolation and quarantine because of COVID-19. We also revamped our jeopardy system in real-time during the spring to meet the gaps in clinical coverage due to increased absences related to COVID-19 infections and exposures within our residency. Also, we had many educational sessions devoted to the disparities in health equity highlighted by the pandemic. Meg McNamara, MD; Duncan Henry, MD; Ellen Laves, MD; Jyothi Marbin, MD; Glenn Rosenbluth, MD; Amy Whittle, MD; Anda Kuo, MD; and Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD During COVID-19, I have been heavily involved in institutional and community education, including anti-racist and anti-oppression aspects of the disease. I have been part of numerous University initiatives, including outreach to the Asian American community via bilingual webinars with UCSF Asian Health Institute, frequent Chinese language media outlets, and the Association of Black Cardiologists national webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on minority populations. To engage deeply with the community to dispel misinformation, I have had frequent appearances on various local, national, and international television. Regular radio appearances include BBC international, KQED, and other PBS stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I have been solicited by numerous US and international print publications as well. Clinically I have been one of the senior COVID-19 clinicians at UCSF, bringing investigational drugs to our patients. I helped create and disseminate a petition validating protest as a response to structural racism in COVID times. For the impact of tear gas, I have worked on a declaration with the public defenders in Portland, advocating for limiting its use on the public. One of the federal judges there and enacted the reviewed declaration. I am also working with public defender attorneys for safe COVID practices in state prisons and state mental health care facilities to protect these vulnerable populations. In terms of reopening safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently consulting with the San Francisco Opera and with the state of Hawaii as they plan to reopen the state to tourism. Peter Chin-Hong, MD


Helped organize Palliative care clinical support UCSF-wide, consulted nationally, and assisted with national efforts: Serve as the palliative care physician champion for the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) COVID-19 Task Force. Facilitated UCSF Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Team volunteers to assist with remote consultations with patients and families at an overwhelmed hospital in NYC. I gave the 2020 Corliss Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on Grief in the Time of COVID-19. COVID-19 consultation to palliative care programs at Marin General Hospital, Columbia University, and UCSD. Helped organize a web seminar entitled “Healing the Healers: Tibetan Medicine Wisdom for Healthcare Professionals in COVID-19 Times.” Interview and consultation for multiple media content about palliative care and COVID-19: MedPage, CureTalks, Tradeoffs. I hosted education sessions with front-line UCSF COVID-19 clinicians around skills for COVID-19 specific advance care planning. I also hosted the Department of Medicine’s Grand Rounds around Communication in the time of COVID-19. I serve on the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Task Force at UCSF (housed in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry). I offered resiliency sessions for various UCSF clinical programs, including the UCSF infusion center nurses and the cancer center care managers. Video and website content for UCSF on grief and survivor guilt. Discussed telehealth for UCSF medical directors in the Department of Medicine. Lastly, I helped revise the HDFCCC visitor policy. Mike Rabow, MD Transitioned the Parnassus Integrated Student Clinical Experience (PISCES) program to virtual precepting, including training our faculty and students in best practices in seeing patients and teaching in the virtual environment. I worked with a faculty team at UCSF, Kaiser East Bay, and Kaiser San Francisco to create a workshop entitled, “Engaging Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Students in Virtual Clinical Care: COVID-19 and Beyond,” for an international audience through the Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. At least 131 participants attended this workshop from 63 different institutions across the globe. Served as a consultant for the Integrated Community Clerkship at the University of British Columbia on integrating their students into telehealth. Maria Wamsley, MD UCSF Fresno Alzheimer and Memory Center moved to completely virtual visits before the shut down to protect our elderly, frail patients. We have worked with our providers to assist them in teaching via telehealth platforms. We are continuing to pilot a teaching tool for primary providers with our resident learners via the virtual platform required for COVID-19. We are working on making the learners’ experience in our Center as rewarding as previously and have had very positive feedback so far. Loren Alving, MD Through UCSF’s Latinx Center of Excellence, I am conducting education for community groups on COVID-19, participating in mass screening in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, and doing qualitative and quantitative research on workplace protection from COVID-19. I’m also providing Clinical care for COVID-19 patients and doing a fair amount of media on COVID-19, especially Spanish language media. Alicia Fernandez, MD I’m involved in addressing the COVID-19 impact on education in the UCSF School of Medicine, at the campus level, across the UC Schools of Medicine, and at the national level. UCSF, with priorities that support our responsibility to graduate a well-prepared class of UCSF physicians and residents each year, has showcased how moral decision making leads to wise decision making that is supportable and consistent over time. The pandemic’s dynamic context has demanded robust communications platforms and strategies and substantial curricular blueprint redesign. Also, attention to recognition and support of faculty and staff who are hard at work has been essential. Our approach was summarized in a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) perspective on the potentially transformative impact of COVID-19 on medical education, anticipating that many changes precipitated by COVID-19 may have a positive and enduring impact on our field. Catherine Lucey, MD


Academy Members 2019-2020 Shelley Adler, PhD Nima Afshar, MD Manish Aghi, MD, PhD Loren Alving, MD Meg Autry, MD Amin Azzam, MD, MA Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD Kenny Banh, MD Robert Baron, MD, MS Martin Bogetz, MD Sharya Vaughan Bourdet, PharmD, BCPS Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH Marek Brzezinski, MD, PhD Andre Campbell, MD Anna Chang, MD Lee-may Chen, MD Rachel Chin, MD Peter Chin-Hong, MD, MAS Calvin Chou, MD, PhD Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH Denise Connor, MD* Molly Cooke, MD Susannah Cornes, MD* Patricia Cornett, MD Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH Ivy Darden, MD Robert Daroff, MD Denise Davis, MD Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD Anand Dhruva, MD Vanja Douglas, MD Jacque Duncan, MD David Duong, MD, MS David Elkin, MD Christopher Fee, MD Mitchell Feldman, MD, MPhil Alicia Fernandez, MD Marla Ferschl, MD Darren Fiore, MD* Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, MS, DPTSc Tracy Fulton, PhD* Megha Garg, MD, MPH, FACP Amy B. Garlin, MD Alan Gelb, MD Andrew Goldberg, MD, MSCE, FACS* Ivan Gomez, MD, Michelle Guy, MD Elizabeth Harleman, MD Michael Harper, MD Caitlin Hasser, MD

Karen Hauer, MD, PhD Claire Horton, MD, MPH Gerald Hsu, MD Sara Hughes, MBE., EdD, MA, BSc Erick Hung, MD* Katherine Hyland, PhD David Irby, PhD Rebecca Jackson, MD* S Andrew Josephson, MD Katherine Julian, MD Shieva Khayam-Bashi, MD Edward Kim, MD Renee Kinman, MD, PhD Abner Korn, MD Marieke Kruidering-Hall, PhD* Anda Kuo, MD* Angel Kuo, RN, MSN, PNP Jeannette Lager, MD, MPH Cindy Lai, MD* Harry Lampiris, MD Ryan Laponis, MD, MSci Ellen Laves, MD Phuoc Le, MD, MPH, DTM&H Lorriana Leard, MD Kewchang Lee, MD Descartes Li, MD Matthew Lin, MD Helen Loeser, MD, MSc Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, MD, PhD Michele Long, MD Daniel Lowenstein, MD Catherine Lucey, MD Katherine Lupton, MD, FACP


Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS Jyothi Marbin, MD Marta Margeta, MD, PhD Andrea Marmor, MD, MSEd Alma Martinez, MD, MPH Erin Mathes, MD Lindsay Mazotti, MD Marcia McCowin, MD Meg McNamara, MD Anna Meyer, MD, FACS, FAAP Carol Miller, MD Lynnea Mills, MD Igor Mitrovic, MD Bradley Monash, MD Jessica Muller, PhD Andrew Murr, MD Sirisha Narayana, MD Heather Nye, MD, PhD Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD* Maxine Papadakis, MD Manuel Pardo, Jr., MD J Colin Partridge, MD, MPH Meg Pearson, MD Alissa Peterson, MD Michael Peterson, MD Steven Pletcher, MD Ann Poncelet, MD* Michael Rabow, MD Raga Ramachandran, MD, PhD* Sumant Ranji, MD Stephanie Rennke, MD Nardine Riegels, MD Josette Rivera, MD Patricia Robertson, MD Dana Rohde, PhD Demian Rose, MD, PhD Glenn Rosenbluth, MD* George Rutherford, MD* George Saba, PhD* Henry Sanchez, MD Jason Satterfield, PhD* George Sawaya, MD Stacy Sawtelle Vohra, MD JoAnne Saxe, DNP, ANP-BC Sarah Schaeffer, MD, MPH Nicole Schroeder, MD* Brian Schwartz, MD Niraj Sehgal, MD, MPH Andreea Seritan, MD Justin Sewell, MD, MPH

Bradley Sharpe, MD Leslie Sheu, MD Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD* William Shore, MD Rebecca Shunk, MD Wade Smith, MD, PhD Jody Steinauer, MD Geoffrey Stetson, MD Chris Stewart, MD Kristina Sullivan, MD* Jeffrey Tabas, MD Arianne Teherani, PhD Larissa Thomas, MD, MPH Lowell Tong, MD Kimberly Topp, PT, PhD, FAAA Ram Vaderhobli, DDS, MS Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD Margo Vener, MD, MPH Maria Wamsley, MD Emily Webb, MD* Lori Weichenthal, MD Sara Whetstone, MD, MHS Lisa Winston, MD Naomi Wortis, MD* Pinelopi Xenoudi, DDS, MS Serena Yang, MD, MPH Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH Lydia Zablotska, MD, PhD, MPA Leslie Zimmerman, MD Tali Ziv, MD

*Endowed Chair


Academy Core Team: Ann Poncelet, MD, Director Raquel Rodriguez-Piscitello, Director, Center for Faculty Educators Kathleen Land, Program Manager Karen Brent, Communications Analyst Tiffany Wade, Office Operations Analyst and Administrative Assistant meded.ucsf.edu/haile-t-debas-academy-medical-educators

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