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Rotating Fellows

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.

Additionally, applicants must have a strong commitment to social justice and health equity. Finally, 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 customized 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

Malpractice Insurance

International Housing Support

Travel Costs for three immersive trainings and international rotations covered

Participation in a community of health professionals committed to this work

Application Process


Search current openings at partner sites and select your desired site placement that best matches your skills (Sites & Roles posted by 6/1)


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 a residency/program director
  3. Draft a personal statement telling us why you’re passionate about global health equity


With a HEAL team member and with your chosen partner sites