DHM

Fellowships

The UCSF Hospital Medicine fellowships have been training leaders in hospital medicine for a decade, including several prominent members of the UCSF faculty and that of other major academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Candidates must have completed training in internal medicine at the time of fellowship entry. We offer three fellowship types (please note you can only apply to one of the fellowships):

1)  Individuals pursuing academic hospitalist careers but who do not aspire to grant-funded, largely protected time research oriented fellowships are appropriate for the academic hospital medicine fellowship. This one year fellowship is designed to teach hospitalists key skills in leadership, quality improvement, patient safety, curricular development, and medical education and teaching. They spend about one-third of the year service as ward attending on the UCSF hospitalist service, and all complete a basic introduction to clinical research and complete a project suitable for presentation and publication. More here…

2)  Individuals interested in academic hospitalist careers with a major focus on research will consider the UCSF clinician-investigator fellowship, an intensive 2-3 year fellowship with an emphasis on research skills. The successful applicant will receive strong training and experience in research skills to make him or her competitive for a “research package” (with significant protected time) at a major academic institution. More here…

3)  For those individuals interested in fellowship training in palliative care, the UCSF palliative care fellowship “lives” within the Division of Hospital Medicine, though its focus is on training internists to be superb clinicians and teachers of palliative medicine. This fellowship prepares trainees for the ABIM board certification requirements in palliative care. More here…

4)  For those individuals interested in global health with a major focus on quality improvement, advanced topics in tropical medicine, delivery and implementation of care in resource poor settings should consider the Global Health Hospital Medicine fellowship. In this one year program, fellows spend about 2/3 of their time in the field with our partners abroad. The rest of the time is spent as an Academic hospitalist within DHM. An innovative curriculum and strong mentorship aims to shape the next generation of expert Global health practitioners who are effective in resource poor settings. More here