A Message from the Chancellor
I’ve been at UCSF long enough by now to be able to witness the University’s seasonality. I saw how the entire campus takes a deep breath in the summer. And when fall arrived, so too did a fresh crop of students, so young and energetic, ready to ask anything, and thinking the sky’s the limit. In our clinical settings, the seasons shift, with literally hundreds of new residents and fellows arriving in the June fog. But the feeling is the same.
It’s a marvelous thing to have a calendar that marks the ebb and flow of the academic seasons. That’s something that’s missing in private industry. You don’t see that annual infusion of new intellect and energy – and the lack of cynicism that it brings. Trainees really give you the sense of endless possibilities, of rebirth.
One hundred years ago, medical grand rounds often involved wheeling a patient into an auditorium where seasoned doctors led trainees on an exploration of the case at hand.
The Parnassus library’s second floor is being transformed into a sophisticated “matrix of learning.”
Through lab rotations, courses and research support, UCSF’s GEMS Training Program will award participants a certificate or graduate degree in translational research.
The University’s three-year-old program helps senior faculty and researchers mentor their midcareer colleagues.