Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The goal of the 1-year UCSF Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship (GHHMF) is to train the next generation of hospitalists who are leaders in the areas of quality improvement and patient safety, medical education, and health systems strengthening, in resource limited settings. The UCSF GHHMF is ideal for graduating residents or early career hospitalists who anticipate careers in global health and hospital medicine as clinician-educators in a teaching hospital setting.

The GHHMF will provide fellows with training in teaching skills, quality improvement, and leadership through a structured curriculum tailored to suit individual interests. GHHMF Fellows will participate in a series of core curricular blocks (see schematic below) and elective activities both within and outside the Division of Hospital Medicine. All fellows will also attend scheduled Fellows' Works-in-Progress sessions, weekly Division of Hospital Medicine meetings while in country, and regular mentoring meetings.

GHHMF Core Experiences: All Fellows

Clinical Training
  • 1 month of inpatient ward attending, including experience on the teaching service at Moffitt-Long Hospital and the medical consult/comanagement service at Moffitt-Long
  • 5 weeks of inpatient nighttime hospitalist (with supervising responsibility of housestaff)
  • 7 months of inpatient clinical service in Haiti (with Partners in Health or PIH) or Liberia (with Tiyatien Health), in a district level hospital

Research Methods and Clinical Epidemiology (Optional)
Global Health Curriculum (See schematic below, and subject to change)
  • Fellows will participate in 4 blocks of one-week each interspersed throughout the year that will focus on the following themes:
  • Orientation/Field Site: fellows will join the fellowship directors for a site visit to one of our partner sites. Curriculum contents will include: clinical updates in HIV, TB, Malaria, neglected tropical diseases, social determinants of health, global burden of disease, health and human rights. We will also see the clinical sites, conduct home visits, mobile clinics, and meet with our local colleagues.
  • Methodology: in addition to the TICR course above, fellows will learn qualitative research methods and common skills needed for implementation science.
  • Medical Education/Faculty Development: Participation in the Stanford Faculty Development Clinical Teaching program, taught at UCSF by Brad Sharpe.
  • Policy and Advocacy: To be taught by faculty in Global Health Sciences and other faculty outside of the Division of Hospital Medicine

Leadership training
  • Attending Society of Hospital Medicine Leadership Academy (optional)
  • Participation in the Stanford Faculty Development Clinical Teaching program, taught at UCSF by Brad Sharpe
  • Participation in Faculty Development Workshops, administered by the Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Mentoring and debriefing of teaching sessions during clinical rotations both at UCSF and at field site

Quality Improvement training
  • While in country, fellows will participate in monthly Quality Improvement Curriculum didactic and training sessions
online modular curriculum

*** Elective training

Fellows will have additional opportunities to take coursework offered by Global Health Sciences at UCSF on topics such as Women's Health.

Through participation in these activities, fellows will produce at least one scholarly work during their year. Examples of scholarly work include case reports or clinical vignettes, brief reports of curricular or quality improvement initiatives, and original research.

The Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship is led by Phuoc Le and Sriram Shamasunder, who will work with fellows to develop a course of study consistent with each fellow's interest within the rich set of resources available at UCSF and at the field sites. All fellows will also receive mentorship from within DHM, with potential mentors including Madhavi Dandu, Ryan Greysen, Marwa Shoeb, Bob Wachter and others. Finally, mentorship opportunities will also be offered outside of the Division of Hospital Medicine, among faculty of Global Health Sciences.


Applications for positions beginning July 1, 2015 will be accepted starting July 1, 2014 and must be submitted by October 31, 2014. Interviews will be conducted in November and December with final decisions by early January, 2015. Applicants must have completed (or be in the final year of) a residency in Internal Medicine or Med-Peds at an accredited, US-based institution, and must be a US citizen or green card holder.

Applicants will need to complete a brief online application on the DHM Job Board and download the following application here. Required parts of the application include: a completed application form, current CV, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, and 2 additional references. All application materials must be submitted to ghhm@ucsf.edu.

For more information please contact ple@medicine.ucsf.edu.