The HIV Clinical Leadership Program
is an established, two-year postdoctoral fellowship aimed at developing HIV specialists who are knowledgeable and committed to addressing the health inequities our patients face at an individual and systemic level. We have a proven track record of placing fellows in competitive leadership career positions throughout the United States. 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, ViiV Healthcare and The Lundquist Institute.
Our goal is to train versatile leaders in the field of HIV Medicine who are passionate advocates for all people touched by HIV, particularly vulnerable populations. Our robust curriculum and mentorship program places fellows into leadership positions upon graduation. We are looking for applicants who are:
- Committed to providing high quality whole person care to all patients impacted by HIV.
- Understanding of the importance of health services research that benefits patients and communities affected by HIV.
- Dedicated to being leaders in healthcare, medical education, community based research, and patient advocacy.
is focused on academic course work in partnership with the UCLA National Clinician Scholars program. Fellows will gain knowledge in health policy, research methods, community-based participatory research, pressing issues in healthcare, and executive leadership skills. Fellows will rotate through various HIV clinics, consult in the Emergency Department on acute care cases that require HIV specialty consultation, and will also begin to build their continuity clinic. Fellows will participate in regular case-based learning and didactic sessions on major HIV medicine topics including HIV multi-drug resistance and opportunistic infections. In year 2
, fellows will be expected to manage patients with more independent decision-making in specialty or elective rotations, as well as maintain their continuity care patient panels and precept first-year fellows, residents, and students. Second-year fellows will spend a significant amount of time implementing their chosen scholarly project which will be presented at a regional/national conference and/or will be submitted for publication in a peer-review journal.