Feb 1, 2017
A rally in response to possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act was held on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on January 15, 2017. Ashley McMullen, R2, spoke about her experiences as a resident physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where we provide care to people most vulnerable to disruptions in health care coverage. UCSF residents, physicians, health care providers from throughout the city and others gathered to rally against repeal of the ACA and energize the community around continued action toward this cause. The event was organized by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, who also invited a number of patients directly impacted by the ACA to address the rally participants and call for its protection. Read more here.
Oct 13, 2016
CEPC Director Dr. Nwando Olayiwola, is recipient of the 2016 UCSF Chancellor Diversity Award for Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership in the faculty category. The MLK, Jr. Leadership Award recognizes exceptional leadership beyond the scope of an individual's job, area of research, or student training in furthering the goal of achieving greater ethnic diversity at UCSF. Congratulations to Dr. Olayiwola!
May 19, 2016
A powerful, must-read essay written by Dr. Olayiwola, published in Annals of Family Medicine Journal.
Medicine has historically been a field where the provider of the service (physician, nurse) has a significant amount of power as compared with the recipient of the service (the patient). For the most part, this power is relatively consistent, and the power dynamic is rarely disrupted. In this essay, I share a personal experience
in which a racist rant by a patient seemingly reverses the power dynamic. Read the full essay here.