Visiting Scholar


Sandrijn M. van Schaik, MD, PhD

Professor & Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco

Dates of Visit: May 10 – 12, 2022

Purpose of Visit

It has been a while because of the pandemic, but Sandrijn tries to visit CHES on a regular basis to enjoy an exchange of ideas and gain inspiration from scholars in the CHES community. This time it is also an opportunity to introduce her mentee Dr. Maggie Robinson to the wonders of CHES!


Dr. Sandrijn van Schaik is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco. She is the Baum Family Presidential Chair for Experiential Learning and serves as the Education Director of UCSF’s Simulation Center. While her initial research and PhD work focused on immunology, for the past 15 years she has engaged in educational research and innovation. She completed the UCSF Teaching Scholar Program in 2009, followed by a Medical Education Research Fellowship at UCSF in 2010-12, and the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in 2012-14. program. She currently is actively involved in several grant-funded efforts to improve interprofessional teamwork and clinical learning environments at UCSF and beyond. She is a member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators and the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics.