Applications for the 2024 - 2026 Cohort Now Open!
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 an accredited residency program at a US institution (or will have completed by July 2024)
- Be licensed to practice medicine in the US
- Have a US passport or green card (unfortunately this is the case until we have a better immigration policy!)
- Committed to social justice and health equity
- Individuals from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply
The following specialties are invited to apply:
OB/GYN, Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Med-Ped, Pediatrics, Psychiatry,
Visit our Fellowship FAQ’s for more information or contact us at HEALinfo@ucsf.edu.
Meet with a HEAL team member and with applicable partner sites.
Priority Application Timeline
- September 30, 2023: Priority Deadline
**Offers and interview made on a rolling basis.
2024 - 2026 Cohort Positions
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Any Domestic Site Above
* Family Medicine, Medicine - Pediatrics, and Pediatrics Applicants have the option to choose 2 Domestic Placements instead of an International Placement
Frequently Asked Questions
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WHAT: Up to $25,000 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: Achieving global health equity requires a diverse pool of well-trained leaders.
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.
Applicants will submit a brief statement outlining their current student loan burden.
Upon acceptance to the HEAL Fellowship, we will notify recipients of the status of their Stipend for Loan repayment application
Awards will be administered in a lump sum upon successful completion of the 2-year fellowship.
Fellows must meet all basic expectations of the fellowship and be in good standing at the conclusion of the 2-year fellowship.
This stipend is considered income and taxable.