Applications for the 2020 - 2022 Cohort are now OPEN!
Rotating fellows are US based physicians or nurses from a variety of specialties who have completed or will be in the final year of a residency program by the start of their fellowship. To apply to be a rotating fellow, you have to have completed or be in your final year of a residency program at an accredited, US-based institution and/or be licensed to practice medicine in the US. Applicants also must have a US passport or green card. (Unfortunately this is the case until we have a better immigration policy!*). The following specialties are invited to apply: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Med-Peds, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, OB/GYN, Anesthesiology, or General Surgery.
Applicants must have a strong commitment to social justice and health equity. Individuals from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.
*Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) regulations prohibit non-US citizens to receive visa sponsorship from UCSF while working at partner sites not directly associated with UCSF. Despite this, HEAL deeply values the commitment of those who have chosen to leave their home country to train in the United States and their great potential to positively impact the lives of their patients wherever they serve. It is our hope to explore ways within the HEAL model to provide training opportunities for these individuals in the future
Intensive training, curriculum delivery, and mentorship
Professional development package with choice of pursuing a professional degree up to $10k aligned with global health equity goals
PGY4 & 5 Salary (equivalent UCOP PGY4 salary in Y1, and PGY5 salary in Y2 regardless of specialty)
UCSF Fellow with UCSF Benefits including Library Resources
International Housing Support
Travel Costs for three immersive trainings and international rotations covered
Participation in a community of health professionals committed to this work
Search current openings at partner sites and select your desired site placement that best matches your skills and interests
Fill out your application making sure to include:
- Your desired partner site placement
- 3 references (no written letters required), one reference must be a residency/program director
- Draft a personal statements telling us why you’re passionate about global health equity
With a HEAL team member and with your chosen partner sites
June 15, 2019: Applications Open
- September 30, 2019: Priority Application Deadline
- October 2019: Remote Interviews with HEAL Team and Partner Sites
- Week of November 11th: In-person Interviews at UCSF
- November 30, 2019: Secondary Application Deadline
- November 2019: Remote Interviews with HEAL Team and Partner Sites
- Week of December 2nd : In-person Interviews at UCSF
Offers to interview made on a rolling basis.
2020-2022: DOMESTIC POSITIONS
2020-2022: INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS
Rotating Fellow Application FAQ
Who is eligible to apply?
Rotating fellows are US based physicians or nurses from a variety of specialties who have completed or will be in the final year of a residency program by the start of their fellowship. To apply to be a rotating fellow, you have to have completed or be in your final year of a residency program at an accredited, US-based institution and/or be licensed to practice medicine in the US. Applicants also must have a US passport or green card. (Unfortunately this is the case until we have a better immigration policy!*). Specialists who may apply include: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Med-Peds, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, OB/GYN, Anesthesiology, or General Surgery.
Can I still apply if I am not a US citizen or permanent resident?
What is the difference between a Rotating Fellow and a Site Fellow?
Rotating Fellows are US-trained and licensed physicians who will rotate between both domestic and international partner sites each year of the fellowship. Site Fellows are already employed at partner sites and are nominated by the partner site. Collectively, both Rotating Fellows and Site Fellows are considered part of one fellowship class.
If I’m not a physician, can I still apply to be a HEAL Rotating Fellow?
Not at this time.
I am a physician and I have completed my COMLEX exams instead of the USMLE? Can I still apply?
Yes, the COMLEX equivalent of the USMLE qualifies.
Are there any requirements in terms of previous in-country experience, language, etc.?
Previous language experience is taken into account when determining an appropriate match for certain partner sites, but it is not required for admission into the program. Specific international sites may have a language requirement.
Should I submit letters of recommendation as part of my application?
No. We will be contacting the 3 references submitted in your application and therefore will not be requiring separate letters of recommendation.
How long is the commitment for HEAL Initiative fellows?
The HEAL Initiative is a two-year, full-time commitment that begins each year in July. There is a one-year option for Psychiatrists.
I have a family at home. Is it still possible for me to do this fellowship?
Yes. We do our best to ensure that housing arrangements are appropriate for families at both international and domestic partner sites.
Will I receive health insurance? Malpractice insurance?
Yes. All Rotating Fellows receive health insurance and malpractice insurance through UCSF.
If I am accepted as a HEAL fellow, do I automatically gain acceptance to a degree program?
No. HEAL will assist fellows with the application process, but decisions on acceptance are ultimately made by university offering the course. HEAL will assist fellows in seeking out alternative options if they don’t gain acceptances into any of the offered programs.