UCSF Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship

The 2021-2022 Fellowship Class

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

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FM FDF Mission

To help faculty develop competencies as teachers, educators and scholars and life long learners through self-reflection, inquiry and experiential learning.

To build a community of fellows who support, challenge, collaborate with one another.

To create a cadre of knowledgeable and skilled leaders who use their skills to promote primary care education and foster inclusive learning environments.

To do this work collaboratively as a learning community, with a lens of equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.


Applicants must be sponsored by their residency directors or program chairs. We accept 18 fellows annually. First priority will be given to faculty who currently hold a 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 of $12,500 to cover costs of fellowship faculty, training materials, facility use, and other expenses. Inquiries may be emailed to [email protected]Applications may be submitted by clicking on the How To Apply button below:

How to Apply

Faculty Development Intensives:

Our faculty also offers faculty development intensive specific to your program.  For more information click here


Isabel Lee, MD
Co Director
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Catalina Triana, MD
Co Director 
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Dione Johnson, MA
Educations Program Coordinator
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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 Diane Rittenhouse, PhD, [email protected].

Family Planning Fellowship Program 

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Fellowship in Family Planning began in 1991 as the first Fellowship site. Primarily based at San Zuckerberg Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG - the city and county hospital of San Francisco), UCSF’s unique program allows fellows to participate in a fully integrated clinical and research environment. Fellows work directly with leaders in the field of family planning, conducting clinical trials, epidemiological studies, qualitative research, policy evaluation, and international training and research. Fellows provide clinical care at one of the largest second-trimester outpatient clinics in the country. In addition to all OB/GYN subspecialty fellowships, UCSF has fellowships in infectious diseases and women’s health epidemiology.

Program length: 2 years

Program application deadline: Applications for the Fellowship in Family Planning are only accepted online www.familyplanningfellowship.org. The application deadline is May 31 for ob-gyns and July 31 for family medicine.

Program Directors: Director: Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS, Co-Director: Philip Darney, MD, MSc ; Associate Director: Jennifer Kerns, MD, MAS, MPH.

Director for Family Medicine: Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS


UCSF/SFGH Family and Community Integrative Medicine Fellowship






The UCSF/SFGH Family and Community Integrative Medicine Fellowship is a teaching and learning fellowship to develop skills to practice holistic and integrative approaches to healing in a county health system. Curriculum and practice covers relationship-centered care emphasizing the value of nutrition, movement, meaning/purpose, breathwork, nature, community, and more where resonant and accessible for our patient population. Through integrative medicine, we honor the knowledge of our patients that comes from culture, community, and intuition. This fellowship is open to physicians board certified or board eligible in Family Medicine only.

Program Length: 1 year

Program Application Deadline: November 15, 2023

Program Director: Folashade Wolfe-Modupe, MD

For more details about the fellowship click here

You may submit an application here

For any additional questions, please contact: [email protected]


UCSF Primary Care Addiction Fellowship Program

The UCSF Department of Family Medicine is affiliated with the School of Medicine's Primary Care Addiction Fellowship Program, a clinically-focused ambulatory training program that operates through UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). It is open to physicians board certified or board eligible in either Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.

Program length: 1 year

Program application deadline: September 1

Program Directors: Director: Paula J. Lum, MD, MPH, FASAM ; Associate Director: Soraya Azari, MD


Potential applicants should follow application instructions on the fellowship website at https://hividgm.ucsf.edu/ucsf-primary-care-addiction-medicine-fellowship.

For questions about the program, please contact Alyssa Michaels, MS, [email protected].

UCSF Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

The UCSF Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program endeavors to train physicians in the anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of exercise and sport, as well as the pathology and pathophysiology of illness and injury related to exercise and sports. The physician will be able to integrate this knowledge into a practice based on the principles of family medicine.

Program length: 1 year

Program application deadline: September 8

Program Director: Cindy J. Chang, MD, FACSM, FAMSSM


Potential applicants should follow application instructions on the fellowship website at https://orthosurgery.ucsf.edu/education/fellowships/PCSM-Fellowship-Program.html.

For questions about the program, please contact Brad Stark, [email protected].

UCSF Osher Center Integrative Medicine Fellowship

UCSF Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

UCSF Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship

UCSF Palliative Medicine Fellowship

UCSF Adolescent Health Fellowship

Addiction Medicine Fellowship - Kaiser Permanente

Addiction Medicine Fellowship - Sutter Santa Rosa

Community Medicine and Care of the Underserved Fellowship - Natividad

Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship - John Muir Health

Community Medicine Fellowship - Kaiser Permanente

Contra Costa/UCSF Global Health Fellowship

HEAL Global Health Fellowship - Natividad

HIV Medicine Fellowship - Kaiser Permanente

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship - UCSF Fresno

Integrative Medicine Fellowship - Sutter Santa Rosa

Maternal Child Health Fellowship - UCSF Fresno

Obstetrics Fellowship - Natividad

Patient Safety Fellowship - Kaiser Permanente