Amin Azzam is a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. He is also a clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley, the associate director of the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program, and the director of the program's "Problem-Based Learning" curriculum. He is known for teaching an elective class for fourth-year medical students that consists entirely of editing Wikipedia articles about medical topics. He originally got the idea from one of his students, Michael Turken, in 2012, and was skeptical at first, but later became convinced that it could be a good idea. He then developed the class with Turken. He first taught the monthlong course in December 2013. With regard to the class, he has said, "It is part of our social contract with society, as physicians, to be contributing to Wikipedia and other open-access repositories because that is where the world reads about health information.” His class continues to the present.
Azzam received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He then completed his general adult psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by a master's degree in education from the University of California, Berkeley.
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