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* Please note this workshop requires participation from Jan 24-26, 2024.*

This 3 day workshop (via Zoom) will provide an opportunity for participants to work collaboratively and independently to improve their writing. The focus is on scholarly writing in health professions education (e.g., writing about innovations in health professions education for students, residents, fellows, faculty; research on education topics; reviews of education topics; perspectives, commentaries as they relate to education). Each day will include a combination of interactive presentations, application exercises, discussions, and independent writing time with options for consultations/feedback.

Presenters include:

  • Toni Gallo from the senior editorial staff of Academic Medicine
  • Anna Cianciolo from Southern Illinois University and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Teaching and Learning in Medicine
  • Bridget O'Brien from UCSF, associate editor at Academic Medicine Author Panel sharing tips and strategies for scholarly writing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Write with more confidence & joy (and/or less fear & dread)
  • Write more clearly, concisely, and compellingly
  • Plan a way to write more consistently and efficiently

In Your Registration: Please provide a brief description of the manuscript you plan to work on during the writing workshop. It can be a research paper, innovation description, commentary/perspective, or review paper (250 words max).


  • Wed, Jan 24, 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Thu, Jan 25, 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Fri, Jan 26, 9:00am-1:00pm

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779. Psychology: This educational activity is recognized by the California Board of Psychology as meeting the continuing education requirements toward license renewal for California psychologists. Psychologists are responsible for reporting their own attendance to the California Board of Psychology. Psychologists from other states should check with their respective licensing boards. Course No. MGR-24075.

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