The objective of the UCLA LGBTQ Healthcare Fellowship is to train future primary care physicians to be sensitive, comfortable, clinically knowledgeable and culturally competent in delivering healthcare to sexual and gender minority patient populations.
UCLA Health is seeking one motivated individual for a 12-month fellowship (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) in both general primary care and LGBTQ subspecialty and specialty care. The fellow will have yearlong longitudinal clinical rotations in a variety of UCLA and non-UCLA clinical sites, with some flexibility in tailoring the experiences to the learning environment and career goals of the fellow.
The UCLA LGBTQ Fellowship curriculum consists of three general core educational themes or domains:
Within a variety of clinical and non-clinical experiences that include:
The program also offers biweekly didactics given by our core faculty that will span a variety of healthcare and health policy topics affecting LGBTQ communities.
This is a career-development position with a junior academic appointment as a Clinical Instructor with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. The fellowship is designed to train physicians to become outstanding academic leaders, clinicians, and teachers within the new field of LGBTQ medicine. In as such, the fellow will also have the opportunity to further enhance his/her/their leadership and teaching skills by working directly with medical students and/or residents. Based on the fellow’s interests and under the guidance of core faculty, the fellow will also design and create a community outreach project tailored to improving the lives and health of the LGBTQ community. In addition, the fellowship will include a research or quality-improvement component with a trajectory toward dissemination.
This is a non-ACGME fellowship and the compensation includes a very competitive salary, a staff benefits package, an education enrichment fund for conferences including hotel, flight and travel, 24 paid vacation days and 13 university holidays. In addition, the Department of Medicine will pay for the fellow’s optional HIV credentialing (AAHIVS certification) for up to six months after graduation of the program. Weekend clinic is rarely required and there is no overnight call.
Successful applicants are MDs and DOs with a strong interest in caring for the LGBTQ communities and have completed or will be completing their residency training by June 30, 2020 in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics combined specialties. We are not currently accepting applications from OBGYN or surgical specialties. Applicants to the LGBTQ fellowship program should also have a passion for leadership, teaching, research and a motivation to expand the current field of LGBTQ medicine.
Due Date: 11/30/2019. Admission is on a rolling-admission basis.
UCLA LGBT Fellowship Form:
or mail your LGBT Fellowship application materials to:
Attn: Madeline Haley
LGBTQ Healthcare Fellowship Program
UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine
1100 Glendon Ave, Ste. 900
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Contact the LGBTQ fellowship program directors:
George C Yen, MD AAHIVS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Jodi Friedman, MD