LGBTQ Training Opportunity

UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine are proud to offer a LGBTQ Healthcare Fellowship designed to train future primary care physicians to be sensitive, comfortable, clinically knowledgeable and culturally competent in delivering healthcare to sexual and gender minority patient populations.

This one-year fellowship beginning on July 1, 2022, is a junior academic appointment as a Clinical Instructor in both general primary care and LGBTQ subspecialty and specialty care. The fellow will have yearlong longitudinal clinical rotations in a variety of UCLA and affiliated clinical sites, with some flexibility in tailoring the experiences to the learning environment and career goals of the fellow.

These experiences include:

  • Primary Care for MSM
  • Primary Care for WSW
  • Transgender Care and Hormone Management
  • Urology, Gynecology and Gender-affirming Surgery
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • HIV Treatment and Management
  • High Resolution Anoscopy
  • Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction
  • Mental Health including LGBTQ Adolescents and Young Adults in Transition
  • Mental Health in HIV+ Patients
  • Behavioral health coursework and workshops spanning a variety of topics including human sexuality, bisexual identity, affirmative psychotherapy, and LGBTQ domestic violence.

Successful applicants are U.S.-trained MDs and DOs with a strong interest in caring for LGBTQ communities and have completed or will be completing their residency training by June 30, 2022 in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics combined specialties. Applicants should also have a passion for leadership, teaching, research and a motivation to expand the current field of LGBTQ medicine.

Please visit for more information.

Fellowship Opportunity at University of Chicago in Primary Care Research

See below regarding a University of Chicago Fellowship opportunity for graduating residents who are interested in pursuing an academic career as a clinical investigator in internal medicine, pediatrics, ID/HIV, or geriatrics.

The goal of the HRSA T32 Primary care Investigators Training in Chronic disease & Health disparities (PITCH) Fellowship is to train the next generation of primary care clinical investigators to improve health outcomes and care delivery for patients with chronic diseases from underserved backgrounds. The PITCH Fellowship will recruit fellows from diverse backgrounds and train four (two first-year and two second-year) primary care fellows each year. Research projects will be aimed primarily at transforming the health care system through value-based care delivery and quality improvement initiatives, as well as improving mental health access and care, ending the crisis of opioid use disorder and overdose in America, and ending the HIV epidemic

Fellows will attain the core competencies for health services research and formal education addressing responsible conduct of research, oral and written presentation, manuscript and grant writing, leadership skills, and project management. Fellows will be offered the opportunity to complete Master of Science for Clinical Professionals or Master of Public Health, in addition to receiving dedicated, aligned mentorship with at least biweekly meetings and quarterly mentorship reviews. Through these activities, our fellows will become experts in the key principles of primary care research affecting vulnerable populations, the communication of their findings, leveraging policy to improve equity, and gain the fundamental skills that are required for rigorous academic research careers.


All primary care clinicians with a commitment to a clinical investigator career will be considered for this two-year fellowship. Priority will be given to physician candidates from the specialties of internal medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, and infectious disease (HIV) and/or those from underrepresented backgrounds.  For those individuals pursuing ID/HIV or geriatrics, acceptance into the PITCH fellowship and the clinical fellowships can be coordinated.

Applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in internal medicine and/or pediatrics and eligible for licensure in the state of IL by July 1 of their first fellowship year. In addition, due to federal regulations based on our funding, applicants are required to be U.S. citizens or have permanent U.S. residence status at the time of the application.

Application Process:

Applying requires a 1) CV, 2) personal statement, and 3) brief Redcap survey.  The personal statement should explain why you are interested in this fellowship, your general area of research, name potential mentors, and describe your long-term goals including the position you think you would want after completing the fellowship.  The Fellowship has a particular interest in recruiting fellow from diverse backgrounds, so please also include information about your personal background.

If applicants move to the interview stage, then applicants will be asked to submit 3 letters of recommendation and an example of their research writing, if available.

Important dates:

Call for Applications: 4/1/2021-8/1/2021

Application Deadline: 8/1/2021

Invitation to Interview: 7/1/2021-8/22/2021

2nd Call for Applications (if necessary): 8/1/2021-8/31/2021

Applicant Interviews: 7/1/2021-9/30/2021

Deadline for Acceptance: 10/20/2021

Fellowship start date: 7/1/2022

To apply or if you have questions, please contact Morgan Ealey (Administrative Director) at, Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS (Program Director) at, and/or Elbert Huang, MD, MPH (Co-Director) at (ehuang@medicine.bsd.uchicagoe.du).

Planning on applying to fellowship?

Join us tonight, Thursday, 1/14, 6-7:30 PM – Zoom link is in your email!

Agenda for the Session:

6-6:30pm: General overview of the application timeline and steps all applicants need to take presented by Alex Cypro and Dr. Jassal. 

6:30-7:30pm: Sub-specialty breakout rooms featuring all of the specialties that you expressed interest in on a survey earlier in the year, including Cardiology, PCCM, GI, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Allergy & Immunology, Infectious Disease, Heme/Onc, Geriatrics, and Nephrology!

Endo Interest Group!! 11/12/20

Dear Residents,
Please join us for our Endocrinology Interest Group on Thursday 11/12 from 5:30pm-6:30pm via Zoom (information below). Thank you to Sophie Cannon and Dr. Santos for setting this up!
Sincerely, Your Chiefs

Topic: Endocrinology Interest GroupTime: Nov 12, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Password: Endo
Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,88683090322# or +12532158782,,88683090322# Or

Resident Research Series!

Hi everyone!

If you’d like to participate in the research block elective next year, now is your chance! We are planning a session to set you up for success with regards to helping find a mentor, writing a proposal and submitting an application to secure this coveted protected research time during your senior residency years.

This session is open to those interested in pursuing fellowship, Hospital Medicine or Primary Care! Many residents who are looking for careers in hospital medicine and primary care have participated in this research block. The world is your oyster! Furthermore, if you are a 2nd year and have not yet applied to this block, there is still the opportunity to participate during your 3rd year!

“How to choose a research mentor and write a research proposal.”

– 10/23: AFTER Friday school (5:10-6:10pm) via Zoom (link below)

Password: research

If you plan to do a research block next year, it is MANDATORY to attend this session with Dr. Davey Smith (If due to clinical duties, you are unable to attend, please let me know!)

Please see the blog for pertinent documents:

You should be getting interest group meeting emails soon, which we highly encourage you to attend!

Please also fill out the following form to let me know you will be attending:

Let me know if you have any questions.


Luke, on behalf of the chiefs

Art of Innovation: 3rd Annual Interventional Endoscopy Course 6/6

FREE WEBINAR Saturday June 6th

This educational program is hosted by the West Coast Chapter
of Women in Interventional Endoscopy and supported by the UCSD
Divisions of Gastroenterology.

This Course aims to promote the knowledge of recent and cutting- edge approaches in interventional Gastroenterology, in both current and emerging practice; addressing not only technological and procedural
advances but also factors affecting endoscopists’ wellbeing

Registration LINK