Internships and Fellowships

PCLA members are eligible for paid opportunities (application to specific opportunity is required):

Internship/Fellowship

Requirements

PCLA Summer Internships Summer after MS1
PCLA Fellowship MS4
Center for Excellent in Primary Care (CEPC)-PCLA Fellowship MS4
Family Medicine Gibbs Fellowship MS4, Family Medicine Applicant

 

 

Primary Care Leadership Academy (PCLA) Summer Internships

These internships are available to students between their first and second year or during other breaks in their medical education and training.  Interns work with the PLCA leadership team on all aspects of Academy operations and are encouraged to develop their own projects to support PCLA activities. Interns receive a stipend and are expected to represent their peers, and promote primary care engagement and collaboration on campus.

 

Primary Care Leadership Academy (PCLA) Fellowship

This fellowship is designed to support 4th year medical students who are applying to residency in a Primary Care specialty and desire to contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of the Academy.  Fellows will work closely with the PCLA leadership team on strategic planning, curricular innovation, and activity promotion.  They will also assist in the coordination and dissemination of PCLA information.  This stipend-supported fellowship also includes the opportunity to explore both short-term and long-term projects to ensure leadership skill development.

PCLA Fellows will be responsible for:

  1. Website and Communications - regularly update the PCLA website and wiki with activities and resources for UCSF (and JMP) medical students interested in primary care.  Posting activities to student listservs and using social medical when appropriate.
  2. Event Planning - assist with planning of PCLA conferences, retreats and events.  Participating in the planning, implementation and evaluation of activities, including promoting events to students and coordinating with co-sponsoring organizations.
  3. Funding Facilitation - assist with event and project funding.  Act as a PCLA liaison to UCSF students/student groups seeking funding support, including but not limited to Primary Care Progress, Primary Care Interest Groups, and Elective Leaders.
  4. Strategic Planning - assist with strategic planning for PCLA.  Develop a logic-model and identify short and long-term goals.
  5. Evaluation - assist with the development of an evaluation plan for PCLA, including event as well as program evaluation.
  6. Individual Project - develop an individual project to further the goals of PCLA.

 

Family Medicine Gibbs Fellowship

This fellowship is designed to support 4th year medical students who are applying to residency in Family Medicine and desire to make a meaningful contribution to enhancing primary care through an educational endeavor, research project, or practice innovation.  This stipend-supported fellowship requires 4 weeks of elective time and the completion and dissemination of a longitudinal project. Fellows may develop a new project or enhance their efforts in an on-going project.

Gibbs Fellows will:

  1. Commit to applying for Family Medicine residency
  2. Submit a detailed project proposal (contact PCLA directors for application)
  3. Participate in a longitudinal project for at least 6 months of 4th year (September - March)
  4. Enroll in a 4-week Family Medicine research elective block to allow for a more focused effort ("deep dive")
  5. Write and submit an abstract to the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM)Annual Colloquium
  6. Participate in PCLA Showcases that occur during their fellowship year

 

Center for Excellence in Primary Care – Primary Care Leadership Academy (CEPC-PCLA) Fellowship

This fellowship is designed to support 4th year medical students who are applying to residency in a Primary Care specialty and are interested in working on a Primary Care Transformation project. Fellows will collaborate with the CEPC team to select appropriate projects and mentors. This stipend-supported fellowship requires the completion and dissemination of a longitudinal project. 

 CEPC-PCLA Fellows will:

  1. Work with CEPC to identify an appropriate CEPC Project, Mentor, and timeline
  2. Collaborate with a CEPC mentor to submit a brief project description to the PCLA leadership team
  3. Outline a timeline for completion of their project goals with concrete deliverables
  4. Meet regularly with the CEPC Project Mentor and prepare to discuss progress on project goals at each meeting
  5. Write and submit an abstract to the DFCM Annual Colloquium
  6. Complete a final scholarly product to present to the CEPC team (presentation, paper, poster, etc.)
  7. Participate in PCLA Showcases that occur during their fellowship year

 

For more information or clarification, please contact:

Dr. Margo Vener (Margo.Vener@ucsf.edu)