National Clinical Scholars Program Primary Care Research Fellowship

Committed to equity, the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) at UCSF aims to train the next generation of health and healthcare change agents, prepared to work in diverse settings to achieve our goals of a healthier and more equitable world. Based at UCSF’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, the NCSP at UCSF is a partnership between UCSF’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Scholars train in a closely-knit cohort, receive mentorship from faculty from different disciplines, and build their skills in community partnered research, implementation and dissemination sciences, policy, and health system transformation.

Find out more about the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCSF on their website


Current Fellow

Edgar Asiimwe, MD

Edgar Asiimwe.Edgar Asiimwe completed his residency in internal medicine at UCLA. He grew up in Kampala, Uganda and moved to the U.S. for college at La Roche, where he studied Biology. After college, he studied Global Health at Duke, then spent two years as a health technology analyst in the health insurance industry. Following this, he completed medical school at Stanford.

Research Interests: Using epidemiologic methods to investigate the drivers of disparities in oncologic outcomes and to design effective interventions.