Using Virtual Reality (VR) to Reinforce Anatomy Education

Megan O’Connor
Greg Gadwood
Christian Burke
Julia VanderMeer
University of California, San Francisco

This project explores how virtual reality (VR) simulations can enhance students’ learning of anatomy. We are launching a project where students can explore the same lesson material that they see in cadaver lab on the VR platform, using a peer-learning approach in small teams. VR can expand students’ understanding of spatial relationships through repeatable virtual dissections on a standing figure where accurate relative positions of tissues are maintained throughout the dissection. The pilot round is focusing on the first month of the curriculum with plans to expand in the future.

Student-Led PharmD Cardiovascular Curriculum Optimization to a Systems Based Design

YeeAnn Chen
University of California, San Francisco

The UCSF PharmD program will implement a systems-based education in 2018. In the successful implementation of the curriculum transformation, optimizing organization and cohesiveness among lecturers of different disciplines is important. To help with optimization of organization and cohesiveness, a pilot project was developed for the cardiovascular portion of the 2018 curriculum. Designed by a pharmacy student intern, the project integrates all cardiovascular-related syllabi, objectives, course materials, and assessments from different courses of the current quarter-based curriculum to create concise 2-page summaries for each class session in the new curriculum. The future direction of this project includes expanding this optimization process to the other systems-based block themes and developing a curriculum map platform to store and utilize these summaries.

Resources:
http://flowvella.com/s/3ps9

Student-Designed Project Showcase for the Advancement of Health Professional Curriculums

Sahar Hojjat
Scott Myers
Jose Tinajero
Rebecca Miller
University of California, San Francisco

Along with the health sciences, UCSF School of Pharmacy is pushing boundaries in student engagement with curricular development. This summer, students along with faculty support employed innovative solutions to meet the needs of a rapidly-evolving educational landscape. With an emphasis on incorporating new technology applications to make the learning process more efficient; a diverse set of projects were developed to benefit us now and with a future curriculum design. Here, we highlight a few student-designed projects including an educational data dashboard, a clinical case databank and other curricular optimizations.

Focusing on the NOW: A Faculty Training Program for Utilizing New Technologies in Health Care Professional Curriculums

Sahar Hojjat
Scott Myers
University of California, San Francisco

This project models a newly structured program for successful faculty training in integrating advanced education technologies to the classroom. Although fast-paced developments in technology platforms has occurred in recent years, advancement in student learning continues to be impeded by faculty understanding and adoption of these systems. Here we present a structured training program utilizing online toolkit strategies that optimize the education and training of faculty in transition to future academic practices.