Since 1951, the San Francisco campus has annually recognized exceptional Senate faculty members who have shown distinction in teaching. In 2002, eligibility for this award was expanded to include faculty in the Health
Sciences Clinical and Adjunct series. UCSF faculty in the Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical and Adjunct series who have appointments at 50% or greater time are eligible for the Distinction in Teaching Award in two categories: Category One is for faculty at UCSF for five years or fewer and Category Two is for UCSF faculty at UCSF more than five years.
Each recipient of the DIT Award will be recognized by the Chancellor and the Academic Senate in separate ceremonies during Founders Week. The Chancellor will present each recipient with a plaque at the Founders Day banquet. The Academic Senate will present each recipient with an honorarium and framed certificate at the Distinction in Teaching Award Ceremony scheduled to take place on April 16, 2008 in Cole Hall at 12:00 noon.
The Distinction in Teaching Award Selection Committee, appointed by the Committee on Academic Personnel, is comprised of students and faculty from each School.
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2007-2008 UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Awards. This award is given in two categories: Category 1 recognizes distinction in teaching for faculty at UCSF five years or fewer, and Category 2 recognizes distinction in teaching for faculty at UCSF for more than five years. To select each year’s recipients, the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel designates a selection committee comprised of faculty and student representatives from all four schools.
For Category 1, the Distinction in Teaching Award Selection Committee recognizes the outstanding teaching of Bradley A. Sharpe, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine. For Category 2, the Distinction in Teaching Award Selection Committee recognizes the distinguished teaching of Brain L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry.
Bradley A. Sharpe, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
Dr. Bradley Sharpe came to UCSF for his residency training in Internal Medicine in 1999. Subsequently, he was unanimously selected as Chief Medical Resident for 2002-03. In July 2003, Dr. Sharpe was appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist in the UCSF Department of Medicine.
Dr. Sharpe serves in several roles at the UCSF School of Medicine where he is committed to the welfare of the community and to upholding UCSF’s reputation as one of the nation’s premiere teaching facilities. Dr. Sharpe serves as the Site Director for the medical residents at Moffitt-Long Hospital and in addition to his own teaching responsibilities, for which he consistently earns perhaps the most impressive student-evaluations of all Department faculty, Dr. Sharpe is also responsible for ensuring the quality of Medical Service teaching and is recognized by the Chief of the Medical Service for “constantly seeking ways to improve the educational experience of our trainees.”
Dr. Sharpe’s dedication to teaching is appreciated by his residents, whose evaluations and comments are consistently superlative with regards to his skills in clinical instruction, patient care, inspiration to learning, and overall dedication to both patient and student. Dr. Sharpe’s primary teaching role has been as an inpatient ward attending, and in that capacity has worked with approximately 150 residents and 60 students in the last 5 years. Dr. Sharpe was awarded the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Housestaff Teaching Award in 2006, and various UCSF School of Medicine teaching awards from the classes of 2005, 2007, and 2010; and the Best Workshop Award from the 30th annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine.
Talmadge King, Chair of the Department of Medicine, writes, “Dr. Sharpe has become one of our most outstanding and exceptional educators in his five years on faculty. He is intelligent, dedicated, and amazingly enthusiastic about teaching and helping his learners to be the best physicians they can be.” One student remarked that Dr. Sharpe has transformed the daily attending rounds a “into a treasured space for teaching and learning.”
In addition to his involvement on campus as a diligent physician and educator, Dr. Sharpe is actively involved with the Society for Hospital Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine, and serves on the editorial board of Today’s Hospitalist.