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Presenting the people and stories behind medical education at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and our community of learners.

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Presenting the people and stories behind medical education at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and our community of learners.

    The Nepal Episodes, Chapter One: By Hand or by Machine?

    The Nepal Episodes, Chapter One: By Hand or by Machine?

    When it comes to surgery, is "technologically advanced" always superior? Last summer, Chloe Sales (MS3) had the opportunity to explore this question in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the world-renowned Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology – whose doctors pioneered the use of a low-cost, low-tech procedure that's saved the vision of countless patients. 
     
    In the first of three "Nepal Episodes," Chloe chats with UCSF ophthalmologists Neeti Parikh, MD and Madeline Yung, MD, about their experience in Nepal – including training in this surgical technique and expanding access to it in California. Chloe also chats with Nabin Kumar Rai, Director of Programs at Tilganga Institute, about lessons they can learn from each other.
     
    Music by Podington Bear, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.
     
     

    • 36 min
    Staying curious throughout your career with Chancellor Sam Hawgood

    Staying curious throughout your career with Chancellor Sam Hawgood

    In the last episode of our season, Paul and Chloe sit down with UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, to discuss the stages of his career, what's inspired him to stay at UCSF for over three decades, how keeping an open mind has led him to interesting places, and the importance of an inquisitive spirit as you take on new roles. Music by Podington Bear, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.

    • 37 min
    Leading from the middle with Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr.

    Leading from the middle with Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr.

    In the penultimate episode of the season, Paul chats with Dr. Talmadge E. King, Jr., Dean of the School of Medicine & Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs at UCSF, about how clinicians and specialties choose each other, the intentionality of truly collaborative environments, and how his career has steered him towards leadership.

    • 35 min
    Using every experience to become a better person & clinician with Dr. Lorriana Leard

    Using every experience to become a better person & clinician with Dr. Lorriana Leard

    Chloe chats with (then incoming) Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Lorriana Leard, MD, about the value of physician coaching (for both coach and medical student), how AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard may change how students learn and physicians work, balancing personal and professional life goals, and what she's most looking forward to in her new role.

    • 34 min
    Following your heart down the winding road of medicine, with Dr. Valerie Gribben

    Following your heart down the winding road of medicine, with Dr. Valerie Gribben

    Chloe chats with Valerie Gribben, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, about embracing the unknown throughout training, adopting a growth mindset, and the power of storytelling in medicine. Music by Podington Bear, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.

    • 32 min
    Nurturing the mentor within with Dr. Peter Ureste

    Nurturing the mentor within with Dr. Peter Ureste

    Paul chats with Dr. Peter Ureste, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Ureste has roles across campus that allow him to mentor the next generation of medical professionals, and he explains the journey that led him to that. Paul and Chloe also discuss what they look for in a mentor/mentee relationship.

    • 32 min

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