Pathways to Discovery

Graduate Medical Education Pathways 

The GME Pathways Program is a multi-disciplinary, inter-professional program open to residents and fellows at every level. The program supports the pursuit of inquiry and innovation in the career of every health professional trained at UCSF. Pathways trainees are provided with a mentoring community and opportunities to explore academic disciplines through a scholarly project. In some pathways, trainees may earn a certificate or credits toward an advanced degree.

These pathways can be done concurrently with your anesthesiology residency, and are fully supported by the program. For more information, please visit the GME Pathways website.


                            The Five Pathways
Global Health Pathway The Global Health Pathway prepares trainees in developing lifelong commitments to decreasing the health inequities and disparities in populations throughout the world.
Health Equity and Racial Justice Pathway The HEAR Justice Pathway engages learners in conversations, skill building, and reflection around improving health outcomes for people of color, promoting equity in the medical workforce, and actively dismantling systems of oppression that perpetuate health inequities. Learners will explore issues of race, identity, privilege and bias through discussion, experiential learning, community engagement, and critical self-reflection.
Health Professions Education Pathway The Health Professions Education Pathway trains innovators from all health professions fields who promote excellence in teaching, translate theory and novel strategies to the learning environment, and expand knowledge in the field of health professions education.
Health Systems Leadership The Health Systems Leadership Pathway is collaboration with the Department of Medicine. It prepares trainees to be leaders in systems improvement and health care policy.
Training in Clinical Research The Training in Clinical Research (TICR) program aims to increase the number and quality of clinical investigators through offering a broad array of educational opportunities in the methods of clinical research. One of its offerings, the Designing and Conducting Research (DCR) course, prepares trainees to design an independent clinical research project.