We’ve been busy! Take a look at the past month in FDD

Khoban Kochai, M.P.H. Business Operations Manager-Supervisor Faculty Development and Diversity Phew! What a month! October was a hectic month for the FDD team.  From the OUTcomes Conference, to first-ever Mentoring  Academy Forum, to piloting a new curriculum for faculty, and ending in the WIMHS Fall Welcome, plus num [...]

By | 2019-07-18T20:21:16+00:00 November 14, 2018|General|

LGBTQ+ Health Competency: Takeaways from the 2018 Improving OUTcomes Health Conference

Chao-Yin Chen, Ph.D. What an invigorating conference we had October 19-20, 2018!  Over a year ago, the Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council planning committee was charged to organize the 4th Annual Improving OUTcomes LGBTQ+ Health Conference with an overall goal to inspire, collaborate, and transform.  The commit [...]

By | 2019-07-18T19:21:26+00:00 October 31, 2018|Diversity|

Catch the next leadership wave: A conversation with Gene Crumley

Mid-level leaders are critically important in large organizations because of their unique perspective, according to Gene Crumley. “They see things at that mid-level that others may be unable to see with as much clarity,” said Crumley, director of leadership development for Faculty Development and Diversity (FDD). The [...]

By | 2019-07-18T19:17:21+00:00 October 17, 2018|Leadership Development|

Special Guest Post – Experiential learning in the Central Valley

Shea Hazarian (pronouns: she, her, hers) Unique Perspectives I work in an office tasked with supporting students from high school through undergraduate college, medical school, and residency who have been historically underrepresented in medicine. These students (primarily Black, Latino and Southeast Asian) have overc [...]

By | 2019-07-18T19:16:59+00:00 October 3, 2018|Diversity|

Discovering Narratives: First Generation Faculty Project Findings

Khoban Kochai, M.P.H. Operations Manager Faculty Development and Diversity Origins Under Dr. Hendry Ton’s leadership, Faculty Development and Diversity is prioritizing understanding the needs and experiences of UCDH faculty through its Diversity DRIVE (Discovering, Resilience, Inclusion, academic Vitality, and Excelle [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:45:14+00:00 September 19, 2018|Diversity|

Wellness: Best Practices in Addressing Provider Burnout

Philippe Goldin, PhD Causes There are many causes for burnout that involve organizational structure, policies and workflow, as well as poor work-life balance. However, many of us neglect to recognize signs of burnout that include exhaustion, cynicism, lack of efficacy, desperation, anger, overworking, disruptive exter [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:54:17+00:00 September 12, 2018|Wellness|

Wellness and Mentoring in Academic Medicine

Katren Tyler, MD Physician Wellness We have seen a surge in the last few years in awareness and discussions about physician wellness and burnout. More than 50% of physicians are experiencing symptoms of burnout with some specialties as high as 70% burnout1. Wellness and burnout are often described together.  I like to [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:55:03+00:00 September 5, 2018|Mentoring Academy, Wellness|

The One Minute Preceptor

Resources Furney, Scott L et al.“Teaching the One-Minute Preceptor: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 16.9 (2001): 620–624. PMC. Web. 17 Aug. 2018. Susan E. Farrell, Laura R. Hopson, Margaret Wolff, Robin R. Hemphill, Sally A. Santen.“What’s the Evidence: A Review of the One-Minute P [...]

By | 2019-07-18T19:14:40+00:00 August 29, 2018|General|

Development Tip – How to apologize effectively

What have you found to be helpful in an apology? Next time you make a mistake, try these out: Six Components of an Apology Expression of regret. Explanation of what went wrong. Acknowledgment of responsibility. Declaration of repentance. Offer of repair. Request for forgiveness. Here’s an article too— Negotiation and [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:55:37+00:00 August 9, 2018|Leadership Development|

Newsletter Highlight – Physician volunteers for transgender clinic: A Conversation with Swati Rao, M.D.

Swati Rao was a medical resident in the UC Davis combined family medicine and psychiatry program in 2012 when she became aware of the need for health care services dedicated to transgender people. When the Sacramento Gender Health Center (GHC) established a free clinic to prescribe hormones to trans people undergoing a [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:56:13+00:00 August 1, 2018|Diversity|