Community Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship

Community Medicine Fellowship

One year community medicine/faculty development fellowship with PGY4 salary and benefits.

The Department of Family Medicine has a deep commitment to providing high quality care to under-resourced communities through our unique partnership with the Los Angeles County Health Agency, Venice Family Clinic, and the Student Run Homeless Clinics. As a department, we seek progress in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we pledge to continue our path towards health equity for all, which is part of our social contract and mission as a department of family medicine. 

Fellowships Highlights

  • Care for underserved patients in safety-net settings
  • Teach UCLA family medicine residents, UCLA medical students, and pre-health students
  • Design, implement and evaluate a community health program or needs assessment 
  • Develop community partnerships to improve health and health care for marginalized populations 

Skills and Competencies 

  • Social Drivers of Health
  • Safety-Net Healthcare Delivery 
  • Community-Based Partnered and Participatory Research 
  • Health Disparities and Health Equity
  • Health Policy & Community Advocacy 
  • Culturally and Linguistically Competent Care
  • Health Services Research and Community Program and Evaluation Methods

Accepting applications now. Click here to apply!

Clinical Highlights

  • Four half-days a week caring for continuity family practice patients (including street medicine or unhoused persons).
  • Optional inpatient attending teaching (with faculty mentor). 

Teaching Highlights

  • One half-day a week supervising resident physicians in a family practice.
  • Participate in fellowship seminars one to two hours a week.
  • Work with medical students in the clinic and community settings
  • Optional auditing of courses
  • Faculty development training 

Research and Scholarship Highlights

  • Faculty mentor and mentorship committee
  • Participate in seminars covering foundational program evaluation and research skills, grant writing and project management
  • Design and implement a mentored scholarly community project
  • Present community-based/partnered research project at annual research day

UCLA Faculty 

Gerardo Moreno MD, MS

Mary Marfisee MD

Philip Brown MD

Michelle Bholat MD, MPH

Denise Sur MD

Steven Shoptaw PhD

Community Medicine Fellow 2023-2024

Goeff Gusoff






Geoff Gusoff, MD, MBA, MTS

Dr. Gussoff completed his MD/MBA at the Perelman School of Medicine and the The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed Family Medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Geoff Gusoff is a family physician whose work focuses on social and structural determinants of health, particularly assessing how the ownership and control of basic resources in communities impacts health. His research explores the health impact of community ownership strategies such as worker-owned businesses and community land trusts. Dr. Gussof is a National Clinician Scholar and Community Medicine Fellow in the Department of Family Medicine.