Office of Education and Training


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.


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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HDFCCC Paul Calabresi K12 Career Development Program in Clinical Oncology

This new program will support up to 4 cancer-focused physicians each year, giving them 75% protected research time for up to 2 years. Scholars will also receive specific training related to patient-facing clinical research and career development skills. The first scholars will begin in July 2022 (2021-2022 is a planning year). The program is led by Emily Bergsland, MD and Trever Bivona, MD/PhD. More information coming soon. Email Jennifer Seuferer with questions. Open to junior faculty.

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowships

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers fellowships for faculty, trainings and health professions students. See below for information on these fellowships and visit their website for more information on the Osher Center.

Career Paths: A Virtual Guide to Healthcare Professional Careers

The Office of Education and Training has created a portfolio of recorded interviews with UCSF/HDFCCC healthcare professionals from different fields. If you are investigating different careers in healthcare, these videos are for you. View all videos.