The division devotes significant energy to resident education and training.
A major educational emphasis of the division is the three-hospital rheumatology elective, where many medicine residents (and UCSF medical students) receive education in musculoskeletal medicine and the rheumatic diseases. This elective, which is perennially the highest rated medicine subspecialty elective, is coordinated by Lianne Gensler. Rheumatology faculty and fellows at all three sites also regularly provide formal lectures as part of the DOM residency curriculum. In addition, John Imboden and Jon Graf at SFGH and Mary Nakamura and David Daikh at SFVAMC regularly serve as medicine teaching attendings on the inpatient resident services. Rheumatology faculty have also been recognized campus-wide for their teaching ability over the past five years. Ken Sack (2006) and John Imboden (2011) were selected as a UCSF Master Clinician and David Daikh was elected to the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators (2008). Individual faculty members are also active in supervising and mentoring graduate students in basic science departments, including Drs. Weiss, Matloubian and Peterlin. Dr. Daikh has also been involved in development of competency-based GME curriculum development at the national level, including lecturing on this topic in curriculum and professional development workshops for training program directors for the Associate of Specialty Professionals (ASP) and the ACR.