Cindy Lai, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Hospital Medicine, Hospital Medicine UCSF Health

Dr. Lai is a general internist who attends on the medicine wards at UCSF Health/Parnassus and has a primary care practice at UCSF/Mt. Zion, where she precepts residents and students. She serves as the Gold-Headed Cane Endowed Education Chair in Internal Medicine. She is the director of medical student clinical education for the Department of Medicine (clerkship director), and oversees the Parnassus site. Dr. Lai is a deputy editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and an editor for the First Aid for the Internal Medicine Boards. Dr. Lai has been recognized with teaching and mentoring awards and is a member of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. She completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a general medicine clinician-educator fellowship at UCSF.

Websites
Publications
  1. Advocacy in action: Medical student reflections of an experiential curriculum.
  2. "There Is a Lot of Change Afoot": A Qualitative Study of Faculty Adaptation to Elimination of Tiered Grades With Increased Emphasis on Feedback in Core Clerkships.
  3. Internal Medicine Student Education on Direct-Care Hospital Medicine Services: Results of a National Survey.
  4. Why and how to prepare, write and submit clinical cases.
  5. Clerkship Roles and Responsibilities in a Rapidly Changing Landscape: a National Survey of Internal Medicine Clerkship Directors.
  6. In Pursuit of Honors: A Multi-Institutional Study of Students' Perceptions of Clerkship Evaluation and Grading.
  7. Promoting patient advocacy through a medicine clerkship curriculum.
  8. A framework to promote equity in clinical clerkships.
  9. Integrating Health Systems Science in early undergraduate medical education: barriers to implementation and lessons learned
  10. First Aid for the Internal Medicine Boards
  11. “Collective wisdom”: Assigning honors grades in a multi-site internal medicine clerkship through team calibration
  12. Going from good to great: explicating norms through continuity in the clinical workplace.
  13. Health Systems Science Curricula in Undergraduate Medical Education: Identifying and Defining a Potential Curricular Framework.
  14. Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships: Principles, Outcomes, Practical Tools, and Future Directions. Editors: Poncelet A, Hirsh D
  15. Decision Support in Medicine, LLC
  16. The Value of Student-Run Clinics for Premedical Students: A Multi-Institutional Study.
  17. Pharmacy students teaching prescribers strategies to lower prescription drug costs for underserved patients.
  18. An evaluation of interactive web-based curricula for teaching code status discussions.
  19. Community health education at student-run clinics leads to sustained improvement in patients' hepatitis B knowledge.
  20. Systems-based practice learning opportunities in student-run clinics: a qualitative analysis of student experiences.
  21. GeriWard: An interprofessional curriculum for health professions student teams on systems-based care of the hospitalized older adult
  22. Impact of student-run clinics on preclinical sociocultural and interprofessional attitudes: a prospective cohort analysis.
  23. The Alliance for Clinical Education Guidebook for Clerkship Directors
  24. First Aid for the Internal Medicine Boards
  25. Promoting interprofessional collaboration: pharmacy students teaching current and future prescribers about Medicare Part D.
  26. Learning through service: student perceptions on volunteering at interprofessional hepatitis B student-run clinics.
  27. Development of a longitudinal integrated clerkship at an academic medical center.
  28. Peer-to-peer interprofessional health policy education for Medicare part D.
  29. A model for interprofessional health disparities education: student-led curriculum on chronic hepatitis B infection.
  30. A professional development course for the clinical clerkships: developing a student-centered curriculum.
  31. Postdischarge follow-up visits for medical and pharmacy students on an inpatient medicine clerkship.
  32. Provider knowledge and practice regarding hepatitis B screening in Chinese-speaking patients.
  33. Brief report: Multiprogram evaluation of reading habits of primary care internal medicine residents on ambulatory rotations.
  34. Teaching chronic disease management to interdisciplinary medical learners.
  35. Antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B and cirrhosis.