HIV Clinical Fellowship

To address the very real and imminent workforce shortage of HIV providers in the United States, the Division of HIV, ID & Global Medicine offers a one-year, intensive, applied medical training program in HIV clinical care.

Started in 2004, this competitive one-year HIV clinical fellowship uses the teaching skills and expertise of roughly 40 full-time and affiliated faculty in HIV primary care and sub-specialty care to train fellows in the clinical care of HIV-infected adults. Fellows rotate through a variety of primary care and specialty care clinics at ZSFG, as well as the Infectious Diseases and HIV inpatient consult service, gaining experience in managing complications and comorbidities of HIV. Fellows are trained in the management of antiretroviral therapy (ART), opportunistic infections and viral hepatitis. Other areas of focus include HIV-related dermatologic, pulmonary, psychiatric, neurologic, metabolic, cardiovascular, and substance use comorbidities.

The UCSF HIV Clinical Scholar's Fellowship is distinct from traditional academic training programs in Infectious Diseases and can be completed in one year. We emphasize the training of front-line clinicians who will become leaders within HIV medicine. Graduates of our fellowship provide HIV expertise, care, and leadership in a variety of community settings.

The HIV clinical fellowship is funded by unrestricted educational grants or, in certain years, the HIV Medical Association (HIVMA)'s Clinical Fellowship. The HIVMA Clinical Fellowship is intended to train HIV clinicians who are committed to caring for underserved minority persons living with HIV.

For more information, please contact Joe Watabe or Susa Coffey, MD, Fellowship Director.