Service-Learning in Graduate Professional Education

Posted by on February 06, 2012

Service-Learning in Graduate Professional Education

Wednesday, April 5, 2012

3:00pm – 4:30pm Eastern / 2:00pm – 3:30pm Central / 12:00pm – 1:30pm Pacific
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Are you interested in implementing a service-learning curriculum in a graduate professional education setting, but the challenges seem daunting?

This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities involved in implementing service-learning in a graduate professional education setting. We will discuss ways of overcoming challenges and tips for success. We will describe a few examples of existing curricula at UCSF, including learner and community partner perspectives.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a graduate health professions university and has numerous service-learning curricula for learners at different levels of training. UCSF’s Office of University Community Partnerships builds collaborative relationships between UCSF and local communities, promoting civic engagement, fostering community health and well-being, and enhancing the environment for education, patient care, research, and employment at UCSF. The leaders of this webinar represent faculty, staff, community partners, and learners affiliated with this office.


Participants will be able to:

Describe examples of how they can engage graduate professional learners in service learning.
List 3 challenges to service-learning in a graduate professional education setting.
Explain 3 strategies for overcoming these challenges.


Naomi Wortis, Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Family & Community Medicine
Wylie Liu, Director, UCSF University Community Partnerships
Lynda Boyer-Chu, School Nurse, San Francisco Unified School District
Mimi Choi, Resident, UCSF Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved
Viet-Thi Ta, Executive Director, Mabuhay Health Center
Mark Anthony Maningas, Past Student Pharmacy Coordinator, Mabuhay Health Center


These webinars are part of an ongoing professional development series sponsored by California Campus Compact, Iowa Campus Compact, Kansas Campus Compact and Minnesota Campus Compact.  Faculty, staff, students, and other affiliated individuals at member institutions of the Compacts in these states qualify for half-price, discounted ticket rate; as do individuals from campuses that belong to Campus Compact, but are not members of a state compact.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email with log-in information for the webinar.

The regular registration fee is $60.00 per login

The discounted registration fee is $30.00 per login

Multiple people may participate in the webinar under one registration as long as they are using one computer.  While the registration fee is non-refundable, all registrants will have access to the webinar slides and materials.

For more information, contact John Hamerlinck at or 320-308-4271.

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