August 26, 2014

Monday, September 8th, 6:30pm
N-617*, Nursing Building, UCSF Parnassus Campus
Food will be provided. All are welcome!

To RSVP or if you have any specific questions about the meeting, please contact Callum Rowe at

*N-617 is the 6th floor of the nursing building, which is in the quad behind the medical sciences building. Enter through the glass doors of the Medical Sciences building, go straight, up the curved open stairs to the right out the glass automated doors, across the courtyard.

Medicine is about more than competent clinical practice. As medical and public health students, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility (sPSR) will give you an avenue to join in preventing some of the gravest threats to our health and planet and the opportunity to learn about and act on important issues such as climate change, nuclear weapons, and social justice.

Please join SF Bay Area PSR physicians, students and staff organizers as we establish a medical student movement in the Bay Area towards the end of progressive social change. During the meeting, we will discuss a number of different initiatives already proposed and also get input from various students regarding the work they are doing and their interests with the organization.


Scheduled UCSF Environmental Health Elective: Conversation led by Zachary Wettstein (and the other UCSF students who are working diligently to make this elective a reality). Discuss the different topics and actionable items we can have ready for students. This elective is intended to both educate/inform and offer students a pathway to acting on these issues in meaningful ways.

Nuclear History of the Bay Area Events: We will discuss a proposed number of events between SF Bay Area PSR and TriValleyCARES to educate and involve health professional students regarding the history of nuclear power and weapons research and development in the Bay Area. These events will include a discussion of the history with regard to Livermore Labs and a tour of the facilities.

Future of sPSR chapter: Discuss strategy for building a Bay Area student chapter that is all-inclusive and how to involve students from a broad swath of medical programs. Poll general interests of meeting attendees. Discuss how the chapter could support the various work that many health professional students are already engaged in. Structure of student group: what is most useful and what kind of group would be most easily sustained in the long term.

To RSVP or if you have any specific questions about the meeting, please contact Callum Rowe at

If you are a student who would like to help us organize a student chapter in your school, or if you are a health professional who would like to work with a student chapter in your institution, please contact us: