Amin Azzam, MD

SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave, LangPorter
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidencySchool of Medicine - Psychiatry

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    Amin completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester, before starting medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. During medical school, he participated in the inaugural year of the National Institutes of Health’s “Clinical Research Training Program.” After completing medical school, he participated in the research track of the general adult psychiatry residency program at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry. He then completed a two-year research fellowship in psychiatric genetics at the San Francisco Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, before discovering that his true passion was in medical education. Deciding that 27 years of formal education just wasn’t enough, he went back to school for a two-year masters’ degree in education, at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on quantitative methods and evaluation. He is now a Clinical Professor at both the Berkeley and San Francisco campuses of the University of California, as well as a Simulation Educator at Samuel Merritt University's Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC).

    Currently, he wears three hats:
    1. Director of the “Problem-Based Learning” curriculum at the UC Berkeley—UCSF Joint Medical Program,
    2. Associate Director of the UC Berkeley—UCSF Joint Medical Program, and
    3. Simulation Educator at Samuel Merritt University

    Clinically he specializes in group psychotherapy for patients with chronic medical conditions.

    His research interests include exploring the efficacy of various instructional approaches in stimulating health-professional students’ acquisition, retention, and application of content knowledge in their evolving roles as clinicians.

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    1. Azzam A. As technology and generations in medical education change, what remains is the intersection between educator, learners, assessment and context. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2013 Jun; 25(3):347-56. PMID: 23859098.
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    2. O'Brien BC, Cai VL, Azzam A. Understanding the educational value of first-year medical students' patient encounter data. Med Teach. 2011; 33(4):e218-26. PMID: 21456981.
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    3. Martinez W, Azzam A, Mack K. Student near-peer co-tutors in PBL groups. Med Educ. 2009 May; 43(5):475-6. PMID: 19422498.
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    4. Chandavarkar U, Azzam A, Mathews CA. Anxiety symptoms and perceived performance in medical students. Depress Anxiety. 2007; 24(2):103-11. PMID: 16845642.
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