Office of Education and Training

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Featured Career Development Opportunities

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Healthcare Professional Development Program - Medical School Application Essay Mentoring

This program provides mentoring for HDFCCC staff who are applying for medical school. Participants are paired with a current UCSF Medical Student to receive 1x1 mentoring from April to June each year. Participants will also be organized into small working groups to work on their essays together and give each other feedback. More info/apply


Postdoc Travel Grants

The HDFCCC Office of Education and Training offers travel grants for postdocs twice a year. Postdocs must be working in an HDFCCC Member lab and must be attending a cancer relevant conference (or be able to justify why the conference will help their career development in cancer research).

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LEAP Mentoring Program

LEAP Early Career Mentoring Program - Applications Open

The goal of LEAP (Leveraging Expertise to Advance our Professionals/Professors) is to provide career mentoring to early career faculty who do not receive it elsewhere (departments, divisions, etc.). Click here for more information.

About the 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.

Emily Bergsland, MD - Associate Director of Education

Dr. 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.

Gia Monachino - Education & Training Assistant

Gia Monachino is the Education & Training Assistant, aiding in the administrative tasks of the Office. She has varied experiences in the education field, including outdoor education and museum education environments. Gia has a BA in Psychology and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University.