The Fellowship in Women's Health at the VA Great Los Angeles Health System/ the Iris Cantor - UCLA Women's Health Center was established in 1992.  The goal of the program is to improve women veterns' access to coordinated, comprehensive, compassionate medical, surgical and psychosocial care with a major focus on prevention and education; also to train physicians to excel in women's healthcare.  

This fellowship, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, is open to primary care physicians, obstetricians and gynecologist who are interested in research in women's health.  Fellows in this program also develop competencies in clincial care for women, including performance and minor gynecologic procedures, through the VA Women's Health Center program. Fellows complete a core curriculum including formal course work, usually leading to a degree from the UCLA School of Public Health; informal course work in fellowship seminars; and an independent research project.

The program currently accepts two applicants per year. 

  • Eligibility Requirements
    Completion of an accredited residency training program, US citizenship, board eligible for internal medicine, OB/GYN, family medicine, psychiatry and surgery.
  • Required Activities
    75% time research, including master's level classes in epidemiology and statistics, and teaching interns/residents; and 25% clinical time.
  • Special Degree Offered
    Master's in Public Health

Learn more about the UCLA Women's Health Fellowship