Our Model



with incredible global health sites in the US and internationally. Identify domestic and international sites with high need and commitment to serve underserved.

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© Sheila Menezes


select & pair

Through a rigorous application process, select and pair US trained health professionals with front line clinicians working in low resource communities in the United States and internationally.


train & transform

Immersive, experiential training and mentorship over two years in person and remotely.  Fellows receive an online master’s degree through a partner institution and are regularly mentored by the HEAL faculty at UCSF and our partner sites. This allows them to grow from front line clinician to global health leaders.

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HEAL fellows sit in a circle in the redwoods


build a community

We make the road by walking it. Anchored in values of health equity, we are a community of 15 incredible partner sites, over 100 fellows and alumni all practicing the deep solidarity to stand with marginalized populations.