How To Apply


We are committed to recruiting and supporting fellows and faculty underrepresented in medicine, as well as fostering a culture that promotes and values diversity through community, education, training, and research. We also believe in attracting individuals with diverse experiences, which may include a personal or family history of substance use disorder. All applicants are evaluated by a holistic review process, which means that we consider academic metrics alongside extracurricular activities, lived experience, and ways that individuals enhance the diversity of our field, institution, and program. 

Applicants currently must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and OB/GYN. Additionally, applicants must be graduates of, or in the final year of an ACGME-accredited clinical residency program. A full California medical license and completion of the eight-hour training to qualify for your DATA 2000 physician waiver are required before starting the fellowship.

Sponsoring Institution University of California, San Francisco
Length of Training 1 year
ACGME Approved Positions 6
Program Director Paula J. Lum, MD, MPH, FASAM

How to Apply

Instructions for completing and submitting the ERAS application can be found at the ERAS website.

Please be sure to complete the following items:

  • three letters of recommendation
  • personal statement
  • CV


Applicants for the 2023-24 academic year may begin submitting applications to ERAS on July 6, 2022.

We will be participating in the NRMP in 2022. Match Day for the 2023-24 academic year will be November 30, 2022.

The deadline to apply for the 2023-24 academic year through ERAS has been extended to August 31st, 2022..

Contact Information

Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine
San Francisco General Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA. 94143-0874

Please email your inquiries to:

Alyssa Michaels, MS Alyssa Michaels, MS
 Program Administrator
 [email protected]