HIV Clinical Scholars Fellowship
Location(s): United States
Initiated in 2004, this competitive HIV clinical fellowship leverages the teaching skills and expertise of our forty full-time and affiliated faculty in HIV primary care and sub-specialty care to train a fellow in the infectious, malignant, dermatologic, psychiatric, neurologic, renal, cardiovascular metabolic and endocrinologic complications of HIV. The fellow rotates through a variety of primary care and specialty care clinics at SFGH, as well as the HIV inpatient consult service for approximately half of the year.
Distinct from traditional academic training programs in Infectious Diseases, the UCSF HIV Clinical Scholar's Fellowship can be completed in just one year. We ultimately emphasize the training of front-line clinicians who will become leaders in their chosen field within HIV medicine. The HIV/AIDS Division has graduated five fellows, all providing HIV expertise, care and leadership in a variety of community settings, from its full-time clinical fellowship program, in addition to training multiple other Infectious Diseases fellows on a part-time basis through the years. The 2012-13 HIV clinical fellow at SFGH was Alisson Sombredero MD, a recipient of the HIV Medical Association (HIVMA)'s prestigious Minority Clinical Fellowship Scholarship.
The 2013-2014 HIV clinical fellow (Michael Martinez MD) is also funded through HIVMA's Minority fellowship program. Due to lack of funds, the HIV clinical fellowship at SFGH is currently restricted to those eligible for theMinority Clinical Fellowship Scholarship, but the Division continues to actively seek funds from a generous donor willing to sponsor this important training opportunity in order to expand its scope.