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.


Jun 15, 2015
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Faculty and staff from the Department are currently providing leadership and expertise in the second year Medical School curriculum (LGBT Life Cycle) half day each spring. E. Michael Reyes, MD, MPH from the AETC programs is the faculty lead for the morning’s content. Maddie Deutsch, MD, MPH is the lead lecturer. In the 2015 session, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health staff member, Danielle Castro MA, served as a panelist. The Department is also well represented as Small Group Leaders, which are “out” faculty members who lead students in case discussions and this year included Beth Wilson, Steve Bromer, Maddie and Michael.

Course Title: Health Care Issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) People

Course objectives:

  • Identify major barriers experienced by LGBT people in accessing health care.
  • Identify major health disparities and risk factors experienced by LGBT people.
  • Based on established primary care criteria, describe how care should be provided to LGBT patients.
  • Develop a clinically inclusive and empathic approach to providing optimum medical care for LGBT persons.