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Sep 23, 2015
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FCM faculty Drs. Nwando Olayiwola, Michael Reyes and Elisabeth Wilson teamed up with residents Lamercie Saint-Hilaire and Diana Wu, both PGY3s, to lead an all faculty workshop exploring the concepts of unconscious bias, racism and discrimination, as well as the role of allyship as a powerful strategy to empower those who are marginalized. This is one of many activities the department is engaging in to raise awareness and provide tools for faculty, residents, students and staff on these issues and better align with larger University diversity and inclusion efforts being spearheaded by Dr. Renee Navarro.

Jul 8, 2015
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The UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care associate director Dr. Nwando Olayiwola recently released a new book to attract and inspire physicians as medicine becomes more difficult to practice. The book, Medicine is Not a Job: The Secret Every Physician and Physician Hopeful Should Know, has received excellent reviews so far and is available on Amazon.com. Dr. Tom Bodenheimer, CEPC co-director, describes it as “a short, attractive, easy to read booklet for young people wanting to enter the medical profession”. To learn more about the book, click here.


Jun 16, 2015

All UCSF Family and Community Medicine Residents participate in the longitudinal Advocacy, Community Engagement, Quality Improvement and Leadership Academy (ACQILA). The aim of the ACQILA curriculum is to increase Family Medicine residents’ knowledge, skills and overall interests in working with vulnerable populations. A critical aspect of our program is the chance to meet with many inspiring individuals from both SFGH and the broader community. This year’s R2s joined with School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner students in their second year ACQILA block. As part of the block’s activities, digital media expert Nneji Akunne from Los Angeles led an interactive, inter-disciplinary seminar focused on ways to use social media for health advocacy. (See picture.) Watch out world.

Overall, activities of our trainees and graduates help illustrate their astounding commitment to underserved populations and the valuable role ACQILA plays in their development. Some of the projects that residents have been involved this past year through their R3 ACQILA curriculum include:

  • Manual Tapia, Briana Stein, Sami Lubega, Angela Echiverri and Erica Brode (’15) created a new pipeline summer leadership academy for Mission neighborhood youth to begin July 2015.
  • In collaboration with Mission Boys and Girls Club Youth Leaders, Marianna Kong, Rosaldia Tamayo, Kenneth Marriner and Alexa Lindley ('15) developed health workshops for over 50 Mission Girls and Mission Boys and Girls Club youth.
  • Kathryn McClellan, David English, and Angeline Ti (’15) worked with the Dublin Prison and Mothers and Infants Together Program (MINT) to improve advocacy, outreach and obstetrical care for incarcerated pregnant women in Northern California.