The SFVA is consistently ranked as a top training site by UCSF medical students and Internal Medicine resident physicians for the exceptional quality of the educational experience. 

Faculty members are involved in curriculum development and leadership of undergraduate and graduate medical education programs at UCSF.  Several SFVA hospitalists have competed successfully for intramural medical education grants, received numerous teaching awards, and been inducted into the prestigious UCSF Academy of Medical Educators

ortho intern posterCurrently, our faculty serve in a number of educational leadership roles including the following:  Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the VA, undergraduate medical education course directors, medical student coaches, Internal Medicine residency program site and specialty track directors, medicine elective directors, and medical student and Internal Medicine residency advisors.  There are two novel educational programs based in the VA Hospitalist Section.  The first is an early elective for medical students to obtain feedback and assistance on clinical skills by hospitalists and the second is a required orthopedic intern rotation on the co-management service.  Both programs are highly successful due to the dedicated and personalized teaching learners receive.

VA Hospitalist Faculty Roles & Activities in UME and GME

Undergraduate Medical Education / Bridges Curriculum

  • Course Directors for UCSF School of Medicine Foundational Science Blocks
    • Health and the Individual, Health and Society
    • Data and Reasoning
  • Assistant Director of Foundational Block: Ground School
  • Leadership in Assessment and Evaluation (mini-OSCE, OSCE, Dashboard, ARCH weeks)
  • Directors of Hospital Medicine Clinical Skills Elective 
  • Core Didactic and Bedside Teaching for Med 110 (Physical Diagnosis Rounds, Note Writing)
  • Small Group Facilitators 
  • Bridges Coaches 

Graduate Medical Education

Publication Highlights

Blind Obedience and an Unnecessary Workup for Hypoglycemia: A Teachable Moment

Improving clerkship preparedness: a hospital medicine elective for pre-clerkship students

When the Script Doesn't Fit: An Exercise in Clinical Reasoning