Priority Application Deadline is 9/30/21

Rotating Fellows

Thank you for your interest in the HEAL Initiative and our mission of working together towards health equity. Rotating Fellow applicants should be physicians who have completed or will have completed by July 2022 an accredited residency program at a U.S. institution and/or be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Applicants 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.

Benefits

Participation in a community of health professionals committed to this work

Intensive training, curriculum delivery, and mentorship

Professional development package: choice of fully-funded degree program OR 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)

Loan Repayment Stipend for AI/AN, URM, and 1st Generation Applicants

Malpractice Insurance

International Housing Support

Travel Costs for three immersive trainings and international rotations covered

UCSF Fellow with UCSF Benefits including Library Resources

WHAT:  Stipend for Loan Repayment available to HEAL Initiative Rotating Fellows. 

    • HEAL will award fellows with a stipend of $10,000-25,000 upon completion of the 2-year HEAL fellowship. 

    • This is a 2-year pilot supported by the Schooner Foundation. 

WHY:  Global health requires us to expand who is able to participate.

    • Loan debt from medical training can be a significant barrier for those interested in global health to pursue fellowship opportunities following residency.

    • We seek to enable more people facing multiple historical and structural barriers to pursue lifelong work for the underserved.

WHO: This year HEAL is offering loan repayment stipends in two categories. 

CATEGORY 1: Up to $25,000 award to Structurally Marginalized Applicants who identify with one or more of the following

    • You are American Indian and/or Alaska native. This includes members or descendants of federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated Tribes and villages

    • You are considered Underrepresented in Medicine (URM). Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.This lens currently includes applicants who identify as African American/Black; Asian (Filipinx, Hmong or Vietnamese only); Hispanic/Latinx; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; two or more races, when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories in this list

    • You are first generation in your family to receive a university-level degree. 

CATEGORY 2:  Up to $10,000 award to applicants who are not Underrepresented in Medicine and provide care to patients in resource denied communities

    • You are a healthcare provider that demonstrates a commitment to nurturing equity in medicine by serving patients in resource denied communities, in addition to one of the following examples:

      • You participate in advocacy efforts to halt continuous acts of structural violence that individuals who are underrepresented in medicine endure

      • You conduct research to expose and address the impacts of individual, institutional, and structural racism in medicine.

HOW: Applicants to the HEAL Initiative Fellowship who qualify based on the above criteria can submit an application and be considered for one of the above stipends. 

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Application Process

Select

Search current openings at partner sites and select your desired site placement that best matches your skills and interests.

Apply

Fill out your application making sure to include:

  1. Your desired partner site placement.
  2. 3 references (no written letters required). One reference must be from Residency Program Director
  3. Draft a personal statements telling us why you’re passionate about global health equity.

Interview

With a HEAL team member and with applicable partner sites

Application Timeline

- June 2021: Applications Open
- September 30, 2021: Priority Application Deadline
- October 30, 2021: Final Application Deadline
- October - December 2021: Remote Interviews with HEAL Team and Partner Sites
- December 15, 2021: Final Offers Made**

**Offers and interview made on a rolling basis.

2022-2024 FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS

DOMESTIC PARTNER SITES

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS SITES

Psychiatry

Check out our Psychiatry pathway *1-year option available

OB/GYN

General Surgery

Anesthesiology

Family Medicine

Internal Medicine

Med-Peds

Pediatrics

** Spanish language requirement applies

*** French language requirement applies

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Rotating Fellow applicants should be physicians who have completed or will have completed by July 2022 an accredited residency program at a U.S. institution and/or be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Applicants 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.
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 join the fellow community. Collectively, both Rotating Fellows and Site Fellows are considered part of one fellowship class.
We accept between 10-13 Rotating Fellows each year (these fellows join 10-13 Site Fellows to form the full HEAL Cohort).
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 (See Role Descriptions above)
No. We will be contacting the 3 references submitted in your application and therefore will not be requiring separate letters of recommendation.
The HEAL Initiative is a two-year, full-time commitment that begins each year in July. There is a one-year option for Psychiatrists.
Yes. There have been several fellows with families who have completed the fellowship. We  encourage applicants to discuss appropriate housing arrangements directly with partner sites.
Yes. All Rotating Fellows receive health insurance and malpractice insurance through UCSF. Fellows also have the option of including dependents on their health insurance.
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.
Among many other things, Rotating Fellows speak to the deep benefits of joining a diverse, interprofessional, international community of health workers focused on health equity. They also speak to the opportunity to immerse themselves deeply in the work of global health equity at partner sites.