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What is RACC?

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 (pcornett@medicine.ucsf.edu ) or Dr. Jain( sharad@itsa.ucsf.edu ) 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 program.
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.


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