University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Office of Education and Training

Connecting the UCSF cancer community with education, mentoring and career development across all trainee levels.

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HDFCCC Clinical & Research Staff: Mock Interviews for Medical School and Nurse Practitioner Programs

Week of August 10, 2020 | Virtual - Zoom
The HDFCCC Office of Education & Training (OET) is hosting mock interviews for medical school and NP applicants. Interviews will be via Zoom, conducted by HDFCCC faculty and healthcare professionals, will be approximately 30 minutes long, followed by 30 minutes of feedback and discussion. Time slots are between 8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday. We'll work with you to find a time that works with your schedule as much as possible. Spots will be limited. To apply, please complete this application form.


Research Careers Speaker Series - Diversity and Disparities in Clinical Research

Sept. 1, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Virtual - Zoom
Tung Nguyen, MD, Professor, Dept. of Medicine UCSF, Co-Leader of the HDFCCC Cancer Control Program and UCSF Differences Matter -Dean's Diversity Faculty Leader of Research Action Group for Equity (RAGE) and Yazmin Carrasco, PhD, Associate Director SF BUILD at UCSF and Differences Matter - Dean's Diversity Staff Leader of Research Action Group for Equity (RAGE) will discuss diversity in clinical trials and what RAGE is doing to promote equity and decrease disparities in cancer research. Register here.


Postdocs: Presentation Skills Workshop

Sept. 24, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Virtual - Zoom
Presenter: Bradley Sharpe, MD, Professor of Medicine UCSF, Division Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Health. This workshop will focus on the challenges of presenting to a large group, including how to organize the materials, public speaking skills and the optimal use of visual aids. We will review evidence-based large group teaching techniques and allow participants to apply this to their future speaking engagements. Register here.

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The strong commitment of the HDFCCC to education and mentoring is reflected in Center-specific efforts, as well as in the integration and coordination between the HDFCCC and other UCSF wide career enhancement programs and initiatives. The Office of Education and Training (OET) was created to coordinate these efforts, leveraged the rich learning environment, resources and opportunities available within the greater UCSF campus community, to complement HDFCCC activities and develop new education programs were needed. The OET is led by Associate Director for Education Dr. Emily Bergsland.
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Dr. Emily Bergsland – Associate Director for Education
Dr. Emily Bergsland is a specialist in gastrointestinal oncology at the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her expertise includes treating colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers, and neuroendocrine tumors. She sees patients in the Gastrointestinal Surgery and Oncology Clinic. Bergsland earned a medical degree at the University of Minnesota and completed a residency and fellowship at UCSF. She joined the UCSF medical staff and faculty in 1996. In her research, she focuses on developing and testing new cancer therapies. She is a professor of clinical medicine at UCSF.

Jennifer Seuferer, MS – Education & Training Manager
Jennifer Seuferer is the Education and Training Manager at the Cancer Center, helping to create the Office of Education and Training’s career development programs. She has 8 years of experience designing and delivering education programs. Jennifer has a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado and a MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts. She is also a Certified Meeting Professional and holds her Event Design Certificate.
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