Clinician Educator Fellowship

Clinician Educator Fellowships 2021 - 2022

The UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) is pleased to offer clinician educator fellowship positions in general internal medicine for July 2022. Fellowship positions are structured as a one-year program but may be extended to two years with fellowship director approval. These positions are designed to prepare fellows for faculty careers as clinician-educators in academic general internal medicine by expanding skills in clinical medicine, clinical teaching, scholarship and medical education. Each fellow will spend approximately 40% time in direct clinical care at the DGIM ambulatory site at UCSF/Mount Zion. Mentoring of clinical work will be provided by the Fellowship Director and other experienced DGIM faculty. An additional 10-20% time will be spent in teaching and supervising residents and students in ambulatory care at UCSF/Mount Zion. Fellows will teach in resident conferences and attend resident retreats. Formal training, mentorship and feedback in ambulatory teaching will also be provided by DGIM faculty.

The fellows' remaining effort will be directed to scholarship and development of an area of expertise in academic general internal medicine and primary care. Fellows can take advantage of our Pathways Program. Fellows may take the UCSF Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Program and will be expected to complete a scholarly project. Additional methodological training is available. Fellows will also have the opportunity to develop additional clinical expertise in a specific area of clinical medicine. Recent prior fellows have developed areas of expertise and scholarship in medical education, clinical geriatrics, hepatology, addiction medicine, behavioral medicine and quality improvement. Other potential areas of expertise and scholarship might include systems change, women's health, office orthopedics, preventive medicine, clinical nutrition, medical informatics, etc. Working with DGIM faculty with similar interests, each fellow will be able to design an individualized curriculum to meet these goals. Fellows will be expected to present their scholarly work at local and national meetings and to publish at least one review article or book chapter on their area of expertise. Here is a sample fellow’s schedule.

Applicants must have completed an approved residency in Internal Medicine. Fellows will be selected based on demonstrated excellence in clinical care and teaching and academic promise. Salary with benefits will be provided at the appropriate UCSF post-graduate level. Fellows will receive a housing stipend. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, the names and phone numbers of three faculty references (one of these references must be the internal medicine program director) and a letter describing your interests and potential plans for the fellowship year to:

Katherine Julian, MD
[email protected]
DGIM Clinician Educator Fellowship
UCSF Box 0320
1545 Divisadero Street, Suite 322
San Francisco, California 94143

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2020. Fellows begin July 1, 2021.