Fellowship Overview

STEP ONE

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We will recruit from a diverse pool of highly qualified health professionals with a deep commitment to addressing health equity and social justice.

STEP TWO:

During HEAL Initiative’s two-year program , UCSF fellows are paired. Each fellow rotates between at an underserved domestic and international site. At each location, HEAL Initiative fellows work closely with local counterparts selected by our partner organization. These counterparts will also participate in the HEAL Initiative curriculum.

During HEAL Initiative’s two-year program Rotating Fellows are paired. Each fellow rotates between an underserved domestic and international site. At each location, Rotating HEAL fellows work closely with Site HEAL fellows selected by our partner organization. These Site Fellows will also participate in the HEAL Initiative curriculum.

STEP THREE

HEAL Initiative fellows rotate every 4 months between field sites. Clinical services are provided continuously at both the domestic and international sites over the two-year period. Fellows receive close mentorship from UCSF faculty, including site visits.

HEAL Initiative Rotating Fellows move every 6 months between field sites. Clinical services are provided continuously at both the domestic and international sites over the two-year period. Fellows receive close mentorship from UCSF faculty, including site visits.

STEP FOUR

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The HEAL Initiative curriculum will teach core components of Global Health Delivery: ultrasonography, tropical medicine, management, leadership, quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, social determinants of health, and faculty development. HEAL Initiative Rotating and Site Fellows have the opportunity to pursue structured professional development opportunities through participation in external educational programs. 

STEP FIVE

In 3 years, we expect to scale the HEAL Initiative program to include 32 fellows at eight domestic and international sites. By this time, our financial model will become  self-sustaining.

In 5 years, we expect to scale the HEAL Initiative program to include hundreds of fellows serving in low-resource settings across the U.S. and internationally.

TIMELINE

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