The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Health Equity and Community Medicine Fellowship is a 12 month clinical program for primary care physicians developing expertise caring for people who have been made vulnerable by the social and structural determinants of health. The fellowship includes a strong focus on evidence-based care, cultural competency, leadership and advocacy, healthcare access and economics, and innovative research and solutions that meet people where they are.

For interested candidates, this fellowship can be combined with a masters of public health or masters of bioethics as a 24 month program. Other masters degrees at the University of Arizona will also be considered based upon individual interests and career goals.

This academic program includes clinical work at Wesley Community and Health Centers (a Federally Qualified Health Center), protected funded research time focused on health equity and justice scholarly work, precepting of College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students and family medicine residents, and ample other clinical and teaching opportunities in our community. This fellowship is best suited to individuals interested in careers in academic medicine and will involve community-based research and multiple options for development of posters, presentations and publications. This is a junior faculty role with access to a group of passionate and supportive mentors.

The fellowship is housed within the Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Wesley Community and Health Centers.

Fellows will tailor their expertise with elective experiences such as the examples listed below:

  • Faculty Development Fellowship (meets once monthly for the year)
  • Medical Spanish language training
  • Street Medicine Phoenix street runs (developing expertise caring for the unhoused)
  • Refugee and Migrant Health
  • Mobile Health clinic work with Wesley and the School of Public Health.