I semi-retired in Spring 2022 after 30 plus years at the San Francisco VA in the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine section. My academic interest was and continues to be in medical education in the domains of Direct Teaching and Curricular Development and Design. I was a course co-director and now continue as a lecturer and small group facilitator for IDS 102 ("ABC"), a required course for 1st year medical students. This course is a a wholly integrated course of cardiology, pulmonary, erythropoeisis, coagulation and bleeding disorders. Our team developed the overall calendar, recruited lecturers and small group facilitators, and created on-line videos, multiple supportive self-assessments, and summative assessment materials. Also in the BRIDGES curriculum, I was involved in several F1 design committees, was a "Sprint Chair" for an ad hoc committee to develop the blueprint for the organizational structure for the Coaches in the BRIDGES curriculum, and helped design the day-by-day, hour-by-hour curriculum for the ABC Course.
Prior to this I was the Co-Chair of the Organs Block, the Metabolism & Nutrition Block, and the former Integration & Consolidation Block for the School of Medicine.
I mentored over 25 students in curriculum projects and have co-authored 24 cases and multiple web-based teaching modules. Several modules have been adapted for use at: University of Colorado Medical School, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Tanzania, and University of Alberta Hospital, Canada. Work has been presented at the WGEA conference and also at http://www.aamc.org/mededportal.
I continue on various committee for UCSF School of Medicine including the Admissions Committee. In the past, I have been a committee member and chaired the Step 1 Test Material Development for Physiology and Cell Biology of the National Board of Medical Examiners/USMLE. I currently serve on the Step 1 Interdisciplinary Review Committee.