Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship

The goal of the 1-year UCSF Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship (AHMF) is to train the next generation of hospitalist program directors, quality improvement and patient safety leaders, and directors of clinical education programs for students, residents, and fellow hospitalists. The UCSF AHMF is ideal for graduating residents or early career hospitalists who anticipate careers as clinician-educators or clinician-administrators in a teaching hospital setting.

The AHMF provides fellows with training in teaching skills, curriculum design, quality improvement, and leadership through a structured curriculum tailored to suit individual interests. AHMF Fellows participate in a series of core and elective activities detailed below; fellows are encouraged to select an area of interest and specific opportunities in advance.

Fellowship Core Experiences

Clinical Training
  • ~1 month as ward attending on the inpatient teaching service at Moffitt-Long Hospital
  • ~25 nights as a supervising nighttime hospitalist
  • Other clinical opportunities may be available if desired, such as participating on the Palliative Care service, Medicine Consult service, or Neurosurgery co-management service
  • Committee work: fellows participate in Division or Medical Center committees as commensurate with their interests

Training in Research Methods and Quality Improvement
  • Fellows will work on 1-3 mentored projects during their year. These projects may include clinical research, quality improvement projects, or educational interventions.
  • Enrollment in the UCSF 7-week Training in Clinical Research (TICR) summer courses, which includes Designing Clinical Research, Database Management, and Introduction to Statistics. As appropriate, fellows can also take other courses offered by the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
  • Faculty Development "Bootcamp"
  • Quality Value Committee Conferences

Clinician-Teacher Skills
  • Fellows take the Stanford Faculty Development Clinical Teaching course, taught by Brad Sharpe
  • Opportunities to teach medical students and residents (including longitudinal clinical skills course teaching, small group facilitated sessions, physical diagnosis rounds, and leading case reports)

The Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship is directed by Margaret Fang and Cindy Lai, Co-Director. The fellowship directors will work to develop a course of study consistent with each fellow's interest within the rich set of resources available at UCSF. All fellows will also receive mentorship from within the Hospitalist group, with potential mentors including Bob WachterAndrew AuerbachMichelle Mourad, and Sumant Ranji.

To Apply: Applicants interested in the UCSF Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship should upload the following to the DHM Job Board:

  • An updated curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement outlining your interests and experiences and rationale for applying to this fellowship
  • The names and emails of three references. At least one reference must be from the applicant's residency program leadership (program director or associate program director).

Applicants must have completed (or be in the final year of) a residency in Internal Medicine at an accredited, US-based institution and must be a US citizen. Applications for positions beginning July 2016 will be accepted through December 31, 2015.