Lynnea Mills, MD

Associate Professor

Lynnea has been a clinician-educator in the Division of Hospital Medicine since 2014. She works clinically on the General Medicine inpatient services and focuses academically on medical education and communication. She directs the Sub-internship in Internal Medicine and serves as the career advisor for students applying into Preliminary Medicine positions. She directs the Clinical Skills Guidance Program, which coaches students working to enhance their clinical skills outside the standard curriculum. She is also Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee for the Internal Medicine residency program. Lynnea is currently pursuing a PhD in medical education, focusing on the impacts of stress/emotion on learning, particularly in the context of remediation. She is a faculty member in the Academy on Communication in Healthcare, and coaches faculty and trainees on communication, in addition to developing curricula for trainees on difficult conversations. More locally, she is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and is excited to be involved with work surrounding feedback, coaching, and learner/supervisor relationships.
2017 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
2013 - Internal Medicine, University of Washington
M.D., 2010 - , Columbia University
B.A., 2004 - , Stanford University
  1. Clerkship Grading Committees: the Impact of Group Decision-Making for Clerkship Grading.
  2. Integrating Health Systems Science in early undergraduate medical education: barriers to implementation and lessons learned
  3. Confidence with and Barriers to Serious Illness Communication: A National Survey of Hospitalists.
  4. Skill Set 1: The Beginning of the Encounter
  5. Recognizing Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Activities in Academic Promotion in Departments of Medicine: Innovative Language in Promotion Criteria.
  6. Medical Student Training on Code Status Discussions: How Far Have We Come?
  7. Upgrading the Code Status Discussion: A Curriculum for Medical Trainees
  8. Understanding how institutional culture affects attending physicians' and trainees' resuscitation discussions.
  9. Creating a Fun and Innovative New Teaching Tool for Residents