The Resident Advisory & Curriculum Committee (RACC)
is a forum for residents and faculty to discuss issues and concerns
related to residency training and to provide input into the development
and refinement of the policies and curriculum of the UCSF Internal
Medicine residency program.
Who are the members of the RACC?
Resident representatives are elected by their peers each year.
They are joined on the committee by current and future chief residents,
program directors, service chiefs, other selected faculty, as
well as Dr. Patricia Cornett and Dr. Sharad Jain, the Associate
Chairs for Education, who also serve as co-chairs of RACC. This
year we have moved toward clinic-based representation, in which
each continuity clinic site elects a representative and alternative
to represent those residents at the meetings. Our goal is to have
RACC represent a broader spectrum of residents, with regular opportunities
for housestaff to discuss issues of interest to the training program.
All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend every meeting
of the RACC, and minutes of the meetings are available to any
interested party. Click here
to see a list of the current representatives.
How can I get involved?
RACC meeting dates are circulated via email from the Education
Programs Office at least one week in advance. You may also contact
the Education Programs Office at 502-1522. Again, all residents
are welcome and encouraged to attend every meeting of the RACC.
Agenda items for upcoming RACC meetings are posted as soon as
they are determined. If you are unable to attend an upcoming meeting,
you can contact your elected RACC representative, one of the program
directors, (click here
to see a list of RACC representatives and program directors and
their email addresses), Dr. Cornett (firstname.lastname@example.org )
or Dr. Jain( email@example.com )
to make your opinion known about upcoming agenda items. If you
would like to suggest an issue for discussion at a RACC meeting,
we welcome your input. The RACC is designed and intended to provide
residents with the opportunity to be active participants in the
ongoing development of policies and curricula for the residency
If you are interested in becoming an RACC representative, please
contact your program or clinic director.
What has the RACC been up to lately?
In the past year, the RACC has worked to institute the new ACGME
work hours requirements as well as the "24 plus 6" policies,
which become effective in July 2003. In addition, we have worked
to develop core competencies in resident evaluation and to strength
ambulatory training for all of our programs. Minutes from all
of the recent RACC meetings are available for downloading. Click (
here to see a list of minutes and
agenda items discussed.
YOUR PARTICIPATION IS CRITICAL!