Resources for Physicians
As a physician at UCSF Health, your well-being and success are important to our collective success, including the health of our patients, the education of our learners and the breakthroughs we can make in our scientific endeavors. Below are some resources that may be helpful to you along the way. If you have questions or suggestions for this resource list, please contact [email protected].
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Wellness & Community strives to make UCSF a great place to work, learn, teach, and discover by supporting the wellbeing of faculty, staff, students, and trainees through initiatives and programs that contribute to wellness, engagement, and community.
Many resources exist to support your well-being. These include formal mental health resources through COPE and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program as well as peer support and assistance with navigating the many resources through Caring for the Caregiver. “Self serve” resources such as articles and webinars can be found here as well as consultations for team based debriefings. The work experience improvement toolkit includes data reports from Physician Experience Surveys over the last 5 years, and summarizes organizational efforts to improve the structures and systems in which we all work to support you better.
Mentoring is a critical component of career advancement for all health science faculty. It has been defined as a multifaceted collaboration between a junior and senior professional with the primary goal being the nurturing of the junior professional’s development.
This handbook, developed and designed by the UCSF Academic Senate, provides essential information about faculty appointments, advancement and promotion, as well as information about faculty life and campus resources.
The Office of the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, and Faculty Development facilitates the recruitment, development, mentoring and retention of the highest-caliber diverse faculty. We provide leadership, training, and guidance in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to academic personnel. We are committed to improving the work life and academic environment for faculty to support innovative and collaborative approaches for education, research and health care at UCSF.
- The Office of Research is the institutional home for research support at UCSF, led by the Vice Chancellor of Research.
- The Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides a wide range of resources for clinical and translational researchers at UCSF.
- The Human Research Protection Program supports UCSF's institutional review boards and oversees human subjects approvals for researchers working with participants and participant-derived samples and data.
A number of resources are available to support you in your clinical practice:
- Care Links provides a wide array of all the resources most commonly used.
- APeX/EMR resources
- COVID19 Clinical Resources
- Telehealth Resources
- Clinical Dashboards
Many resources are available to support you in optimizing communication with patients. These include in person/Zoom training courses based on relationship centered communication skills, telehealth resources and tips, and face cards (photo business cards that help patients understand your role). The Star Ratings program for adult ambulatory physicians shares your patient feedback from patient experience surveys on your online profile as a way to help patients know more about your practice and to support your online reputation/branding as a physician at UCSF.
A number of written and video communications routinely provide information to keep you connected to our larger organization and leaders.
- EVCP Expresso Newsletter by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dan Lowenstein provides a monthly deep dive sharing his perspective on numerous initiatives taking place at UCSF
- One Good Thing by Chief Physician Experience Officer Diane Sliwka provides a weekly snapshot of a tip or resource to improve the work experience at UCSF Health.
- TEK talks feature Talmadge King, Dean of the School of Medicine providing his perspectives on issues relevant to our campus community
- COVID19 Infectious Disease Updates and COVID 19 Clinical updates for UCSF Health provide vetted real time information regarding what you need to know about COVID 19 locally, nationally as well as for your clinical practice at UCSF Health
- The UCSF Health True North Newsletter features articles about our improvement efforts across our True North Pillars.
A number of resources are in place to support women at UCSF and UCSF Health. This body of work focuses on achieving gender equity in work experience, salaries, advancement and promotion, representation in leadership positions, and more.
UCSF is continuously working to serve our LGBTQ+ patients and people to promote equity, an inclusive work environment and world class patient care. Many resources exist to help support you as an LGBTQ+ clinician, as an ally, and in your care of LGBTQ+ patients.
Information about LGBTQ+ health concerns, how to find an LGBTQ provider at UCSF, UCSF Health LGBTQ+ policies & practices, UCSF LGBTQ health care & research, and more
An events calendar, newsletter, Out List, and wide-ranging resources for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and learners
UCSF LGBTQ+-focused Clinical Services.
- Transgender Care: Multidisciplinary program & source of primary care guidelines
- Alliance Health Project: HIV/STD testing, behavioral health services & provider training
- Child & Adolescent Gender Center Clinic: Medical & psychological care for transgender/gender-non-conforming children & adolescents
- 360 Wellness Center: Services in a single location for people living with HIV/AIDS
Barbara Fredrickson is quoted, “The negative screams at you, but the positive only whispers.” At UCSF, we strive to build on the strength of our colleagues and teams and to emphasize when we see the good in others. Use the Recognize Platform to notice the good that people do around you and provide them formal recognition. These will be cc’d to their managers and can also be shown publically on the website, if you choose.
The Office of Medical Affairs and Governance (OMAG) is one of the first offices that providers interface with when they first join UCSF Health. The office is responsible for one of the largest organized health system medical staffs in California with nearly 4800 providers. OMAG oversees the credentialing and privileging that allows for clinical practice at UCSF Health in addition to the payer health plan paneling process that allows a patient to select a UCSF provider for care and treatment. New providers can learn more about OMAG and other important things like the medical staff bylaws/rules/regulations that governs provider practice in addition to regulatory governance, physician wellbeing, and peer review by visiting Medical Staff Affairs and Governance.
The University of California policy on conflict of commitment and outside activities and the disposition of income earned from outside professional activities provides guidance for the identification and management of outside professional activities in order to avoid conflicts of commitment, while assuring that Health Sciences Compensation Plan (the “Plan”) participants may engage in a wide array of outside activities without unnecessary limitations.
When it is time to renew your DEA license, remember to check off the “Certification for Fee Exemption” box on the DEA application. With this, you will not need to pay any renewal fees.You can list our Division Manager as the certifying official.
- Faculty ABC's
- UCSF Health Leader Dinners
- UCSF Health Wise Women's group
- Comp Plans