University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)



The University of California, San Francisco Department of Emergency Medicine Global Health Fellowship is a 1-year program that accepts board certified/eligible emergency physicians. This program offers fellows the opportunity to expand their experience in several different aspects of global emergency medicine, including advocacy and policy experience through a consultancy at the World Health Organization, health systems development experience through working with both Muhimbili National Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Department (the only department in Tanzania staffed by EM specialists and with emergency medicine residents) as well as Mulago Hospital and Makerere University, who are currently in the process of developing an emergency medicine residency. The fellow will also gain experience in the health policy and advocacy realm as well as in systems development through the African Federation for Emergency Medicine, with opportunities to participate in meaningful research, both through UCSF programs as well as through AFEM’s Scientific Committee.

Fellows will spend 4 months of their 1-year fellowship abroad. While in San Francisco they will work clinically at San Francisco General Hospital (the city’s only Level 1 Trauma Center) and will work with and teach UCSF EM residents, as well as Tanzanian residents who rotate at UCSF for their externship.

Important Dates:
July 1--First date to submit applications
September 25--Final day for application submission
November 10--“No offer” Date (no fellowship positions will be offered before Nov. 10th)

Application Requirements
Fellowship candidates should be EM, EM/IM, or EM/Peds trained and American Board of Emergency Medicine certified or eligible.

1. Letter of interest
2. CV
3. Personal Statement
4. Three letters of recommendation (one should be from your residency director or current chairmen, one should comment directly on your clinical work and trauma experience, one should comment on your research/teaching experience)