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The Spark
The Spark
UCSF School of Medicine

Presenting the people and stories behind medical education at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and our community of... more

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The Nepal Episodes, Chapter Two: Creating Sustainable Impact

What are the similarities and differences in surgical training in Nepal versus the US? Chloe explores this question at the... more

03 Jun 2024 · 36 minutes
The Nepal Episodes, Chapter One: By Hand or by Machine?

When it comes to surgery, is "technologically advanced" always superior? Last summer, Chloe Sales (MS3) had the opportunity to explore... more

29 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
Staying curious throughout your career with Chancellor Sam Hawgood

In the last episode of our season, Paul and Chloe sit down with UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS,... more

25 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Leading from the middle with Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr.

In the penultimate episode of the season, Paul chats with Dr. Talmadge E. King, Jr., Dean of the School of... more

31 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
Using every experience to become a better person & clinician with Dr. Lorriana Leard

Chloe chats with (then incoming) Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Lorriana Leard, MD, about the value of physician coaching... more

29 Jun 2023 · 34 minutes
Following your heart down the winding road of medicine, with Dr. Valerie Gribben

Chloe chats with Valerie Gribben, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, about embracing the unknown throughout training, adopting a growth mindset,... more

14 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
Nurturing the mentor within with Dr. Peter Ureste

Paul chats with Dr. Peter Ureste, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Ureste has... more

21 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
Bringing love into clinical settings with Dr. Shieva Khayam-Bashi

"You will not always know enough, but you will always be... more

16 Mar 2023 · 39 minutes
Dr. Justin Sewell

Dr. Justin Sewell, Professor of Medicine, joins Paul and Chloe to discuss getting into med school on the first try... more

17 Feb 2023 · 33 minutes
Dr. Andy Josephson

Chloe and Paul are joined by Dr. Andy Josephson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology. They discuss the... more

23 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
The Spark
The Nepal Episodes, Chapter Two: Creating Sustainable Impact
The Spark