Dr. George Sawaya selected as the Domush Chair in ObGyn Education
George Sawaya, MD has been selected as the Robert B. Domush, MD Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology Education for a five-year term, effective July 1st. For the past 12 years Dr. Sawaya has co-directed a highly-rated course in evidence-based medicine and clinical decision making in the School of Medicine. During this time, he has extended his teaching to pre-doctoral students in all professional schools at UCSF. His post-doctoral teaching includes residents and faculty both at UCSF and abroad.
Dr. Sawaya has received numerous teaching awards including the 2003 UCSF Academic Senate Award for Distinction in Teaching. He has been a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators since 2003.
The Domush Chair provides funds for educational innovation and initiatives for both medical students and residents at UCSF. This Chair is jointly funded by the Academy of Medical Educators as well as the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. Congratulations, Dr. Sawaya!
Patricia Robertson MD, our Department's Medical Student Education Director and a leading obstetrician was the first holder of the chair. In addition to leading our medical student education efforts, Dr. Robertson created the Undergraduate Research Internship program (URI). This program is a joint endeavor with Kaiser Permanente that places students from UC Berkeley in research internships and clinical shadow relationships for a summer. The program, in its fifth year, started as the Women's Health URI, and now includes placement in Pediatrics and the Department of Family and Community Medicine in addition to Women's Health. This highly successful program will continue on with funding from Kaiser and gifts.
Related links to coverage on Dr. Sawaya's and Dr. Robertson's work.