The Department’s 15 ACGME-accredited fellowship-training programs prepare fellows for excellence in clinical training and research.
Department of Medicine fellows receive a diverse and broad clinical experience and the opportunity to participate in research with leaders in the field.
About the Fellowship Programs
The Department of Medicine offers fellowship opportunities in the following internal medicine subspecialties:
The mission of the multifaceted and multidisciplinary USC Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program is to educate fellows in the comprehensive assessment and management of patients with cardiovascular disease processes. The Division’s faculty remains committed to the training of the future generation of cardiologists as leaders of fellowships in Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology.
The overall goal of the Endocrinology training program is to provide broad and comprehensive clinical and didactic training in endocrinology and metabolism, as defined by the ACGME. Toward that end, all trainees participate in the both clinical and didactic activities.
Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases
The Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases strives to provide fellows with a robust clinical experience and a stimulating training environment that strongly support clinical and academic career development. The fellowship program is committed to providing excellent clinical training in consultative gastroenterology and hepatology and diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.
The mission of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is to further educate physicians in internal or family medicine in the comprehensive assessment and management of geriatric patients for subsequent careers in academic or community-based practice.
Fellows graduating from the Hematology Training Program are known for their solid clinical knowledge and ability to successfully embark on careers in the fields of both Hematology and Oncology from the moment of graduation, both in clinical and academic positions.
The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program at USC is a 24 month program in which fellows will learn to perform a complete history and physical examination appropriate to an infectious disease consult, create an appropriate problem list and differential diagnosis for a patient with a complex infectious disease problem, make informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and develop and carry out patient management plans, based on their knowledge of the literature.
The Nephrology Fellowship Program is designed to provide training in all fields of Nephrology, including abnormalities of fluids and electrolytes, glomerulonephritis, tubulo-interstitial nephritis, renal vascular diseases, dialysis and transplantation. The Division of Nephrology also offers a fellowship program in transplant nephrology.
Oncology Fellowship training activities include involvement in the design and conduct of early-phase clinical trials, bedside teaching and a series of tumor boards and conferences designed to illustrate principles of the biology of cancer and its management. Participants in a biweekly protocol meeting review cases entered into research activities of the division.
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
The Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to provide each trainee with a range of exposure to the diagnosis and management of pulmonary diseases, the experience and skills required of an intensivist and the opportunity to develop research interests. Fellows are also exposed to a wide spectrum and volume of procedural skills training as part of their patient care duties and with simulation sessions.
In collaboration with CHLA, Keck Hospital of USC offers a distinctive, one-year ACGME-accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship. Our program encompasses the full breadth of training in both adult and pediatric sleep medicine.
The Rheumatology Fellowship curriculum is continually updated to reflect new insights into pathogenesis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. To offer our trainees a broad and diverse experience, our training programs utilize LAC+USC Medical Center, Keck Hospital and Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center. Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), a USC-affiliated institution, serves as an additional resource for exposure to pediatric rheumatology.