Keynote speaker

Dean Schillinger MD is a general internist, primary care physician and a UCSF Professor of Medicine and serves as the Andrew B. Bindman Professor of Primary Care & Health Policy. He is an international research expert in chronic disease-related public health, health communication, dissemination science and health policy. In 2006, he co-founded the UCSF Action Research Center, for Health Equity and currently directs the UCSF Health Communications Research Program. He recently completed a term as Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital and previously served as Chief of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for California. He has published over 325 peer-reviewed scientific articles and contributed to methodologic discoveries involving community-engaged research, quasi-experimental studies, natural experiments and evaluations of mass media events and social media campaigns.


Looking back

The MD Class of 2024 began their medical school journey with a White Coat Ceremony, where incoming students receive their white coats and then take an oath — one they have written as a class — dedicating themselves to their patients and profession.

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