26 episodes

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

The Spark UCSF School of Medicine

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

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

    Dr. Andy Josephson

    Dr. Andy Josephson

    Chloe and Paul are joined by Dr. Andy Josephson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology. They discuss the importance of mentorship, how teaching is a skill that can be taught and learned, and the ways medical school offers opportunities to try new things, even for those on a straightforward path.

    • 28 min
    Dr. Anna Chang

    Dr. Anna Chang

    In the first episode of the season we meet our new hosts, Chloe Sales (MS2) and Paul Brandfonbrener (MS1). Chloe talks to Anna Chang, MD, a professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Geriatrics. Dr, Chang also directs the School of Medicine's Bridges Curriculum Clinical Microsystems Clerkship, the integrated clinical skills and health systems curriculum for all first- and second-year medical students. They discuss Dr. Chang's career, finding and hanging onto meaning over the arc of a long and challenging career, and the importance of asking oneself, "have you done something that made you happy today?" Music by Podington Bear, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.

    • 34 min
    Season 5 Trailer

    Season 5 Trailer

    Welcome our new hosts, Chloe Sales (MS2) and Paul Brandfonbrener (MS1), as they present guests with the question: Where do you find joy, meaning, or purpose in your work?

    • 5 min
    Special Episode - Dr. Lee Jones

    Special Episode - Dr. Lee Jones

    In this episode, Mihir Joshi interviews Dr. Lee Jones, then-Associate Dean for Students at the UCSF School of Medicine. Dr Jones will join Georgetown University’s School of Medicine as the Dean of Medical Education later this summer.  
    *Please excuse any background noises as our interviewers & interviewees are speaking remotely via video chat. 
    Music by Podington Bear. Licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0. 

    • 40 min
    A Tale of Two Reopenings (Part 2)

    A Tale of Two Reopenings (Part 2)

    (Recorded in Fall 2020) This episode is part 2 of 2 in our "Tale of Two Reopenings" miniseries. Dan Cummins first speaks with Drs. Alan Shindel, MD and Tami Rowen, MD, each faculty with UCSF, about what is has been like to be parents of young children and busy physicians during COVID-19, educational and broader inequalities underscored by the virus, and the prospect of returning to in-person schooling. Dan then speaks with Hyun "Honey" Kim, a teacher at East Side Union High School in San Jose, about the difficulties of remote education and the concerns many teachers have, both for remote education and returning to in-person classes.
    Music: "Sneaker Chase" and "Operatives" by Podington Bear. Licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.

    • 28 min
    A Tale of Two Reopenings (Part 1)

    A Tale of Two Reopenings (Part 1)

    This episode is part 1 of 2 in our "Tale of Two Reopenings" mini-series. Dan Cummins speaks with Xavier 'Abe' Cortez, a third-year medical student reflecting on his experiences returning to the clinical wards after being removed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Then, Mihir Joshi speaks with Fiona Miller, a second-year medical student and mother of three, speaking on the process of stopping and starting school both for herself and her children.
    Music: "Sneaker Chase" and "Operatives" by Podington Bear. Licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.

     

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Science

Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam
Alie Ward
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Jeremy Corbell, George Knapp, Cadence13 and Dark Horse Entertainment
PRX and Greater Good Science Center
Vox

You Might Also Like

Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
The New York Times
This American Life
Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher