Lynnea Mills, MD

HS Asst. Clinical Professor
533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117

Lynnea has been a clinician-educator in the Division of Hospital Medicine since 2014. She works on a variety of clinical services and focuses academically on medical education and Patient Experience/communication. She is the DHM Director for Patient and Provider Experience. She is also a member of and Faculty-in-Training for the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, and coaches faculty and trainees on communication, in addition to developing curricula for trainees on difficult conversations. She mentors medical students through the Clinical Skills Guidance Program and advises students and residents through various formal programs. She is the new Director for Subinternship for the Department of Medicine, coordinating the Medicine SubI experience across all the UCSF sites, and she also works directly with Karen Hauer, the Vice Dean for Assessment, developing creative assessment methods for the clinical components of the new (Bridges) curriculum. Her primary interests in medical education are in curriculum development, development of novel approaches to "subjective" learning areas (i.e., communication), longitudinal support for developing or struggling learners, and understanding how learning happens in high-stakes situations.

Recent Articles (5)

Staiger TO, Mills LM, Wong BM, Levinson W, Bremner WJ, Schleyer AM. Recognizing Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Activities in Academic Promotion in Departments of Medicine: Innovative Language in Promotion Criteria. Am J Med. 2016 May; 129(5):540-6.

Mills LM, Rhoads C, Curtis JR. Medical Student Training on Code Status Discussions: How Far Have We Come? J Palliat Med. 2016 Mar; 19(3):323-5.

Mills LM, Rhoads C, Curtis JR. Upgrading the Code Status Discussion: A Curriculum for Medical Trainees. 2015.

Mills L, Anderson W. Understanding how institutional culture affects attending physicians' and trainees' resuscitation discussions. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May; 175(5):819-20.

Mills L, Berman J, Arora N, Chapman M. Creating a Fun and Innovative New Teaching Tool for Residents. Academic Internal Medicine Insight. 2014; 3(12):10-11.