The Los Angeles Area AIDS Education and Training Center at USC, a division of the department, created one of the first HIV Fellowships open to primary care physicians in 2001. Now in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), the second-largest municipal safety net system in the United States, offers a unique HIV fellowship training program for physicians committed to improving primary care for people living with HIV in underserved communities. This program brings together the unique strengths of DHS, USC Keck School of Medicine’s AIDS Education Training Center, UCLA’s National Clinician Scholars Program and ViiV Healthcare.
The purpose of the fellowship is to train physicians in the knowledge and skills necessary to provide expert HIV care, to be health systems leaders, and to be successful community partners in patient-centered and community-specific HIV interventions.
Candidates will be competitively selected through a national search for this two-year fellowship program. Those selected will participate in the HIV Clinical Leadership Program with a full fellowship salary and benefits. Up to 4 fellows may be selected for each cohort. Following satisfactory completion of the program, fellows with eligible academic loans may receive up to $150, 000 in loan repayment if they continue to provide HIV-related services in underserved communities.
Due to the HIV epidemic, we encourage physicians with an interest in practicing in the SOUTH and MID-ATLANTIC STATES to apply!
Desired qualifications for potential candidates include:
- A strong interest in primary care and HIV medicine
- A strong interest in pursuing and implementing outpatient quality improvement or system innovation
- A sincere desire to work with under-served communities.
The HIV Clinical Leadership Program is seeking applicants who are board eligible or board certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Medicine-Pediatrics. Applicants must have completed an accredited United States medical residency program. The fellowship does not support any international visas.
The application cycle for the 2024-2026 cohort opens July 1, 2023.
Applications are being accepted each year from July 1st through November 1st
Once we receive your completed application, we may contact you for an interview.
Apply July 1st of each year here: https://www.hivfellowship.com/