• Education


Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship Program

Since 1990 the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine has offered a Faculty Development Fellowship Program for faculty in family medicine residency programs and departments in Northern California. Over 300 fellows have completed the program, many of whom now hold leadership positions throughout Northern California.

This one year fellowship focuses on the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to be an effective faculty member. The fellowship meets eight times for three-day residential sessions, held monthly in the San Francisco Bay Area from October through May.

In the setting of a supportive learning community, the fellowship curriculum includes:

  • Teaching Skills
  • Curriculum Design and Evaluation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Professional Development
  • Scholarly Work

Applicants must be sponsored by their residency directors or program chairs. We accept 14-16 fellows annually. First priority will be given to faculty who currently hold or are entering teaching positions at a family medicine residency program or department. We also accept applications from other primary care specialties as space permits. We place priority on recruitment of applicants who are underrepresented in medicine.

There is a tuition fee to cover costs of fellowship faculty, training materials, facility use, and other expenses. Scholarship support may be available.



For more information and application materials contact:

Brian M. Johnson, MD
Associate Program Director
Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency
Martinez, CA
Amanda Sell
Education Programs Coordinator 
UCSF Family and Community Medicine




UCSF Primary Care Research Fellowship

The UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine has, since 1998, offered two-year full time fellowships for individuals wishing to prepare for careers that will include research in the field of Family Medicine. Beginning in 2008, we joined forces with the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine to create a new joint Primary Care Research Fellowship to provide a broader range of research and training opportunities for fellows, as well as a larger critical mass of fellows with whom to work.

Family physicians participating in the joint program will also have additional activities unique to family medicine, including

  • Patient care and teaching at one of our department's clinical sites
  • Participation in the monthly Family Medicine Department Research Seminar
  • Semiannual review sessions with DFCM research faculty giving personalized feedback to each fellow on progress and career planning
  • The opportunity to collaborate on research projects with family physician mentors

The UCSF Primary Care Research Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for recent family medicine graduates interested in pursuing a career that includes research. UCSF has one of the top academic departments of family medicine in the country with a very strong research program located in one of the world's premier academic medical centers.



Potential applicants should follow application instructions on the joint fellowship website at http://dgim.ucsf.edu/education/fellowship/research.html.

For questions specifically related to participation of family physicians in the program, please contact David Thom, MD, PHD, at [email protected].