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As of August 17, 2023, we are accepting applications for fellows to start in the 2024–2025 academic year. Apply now.

How Does the GIM CLINICAL INVESTIGATOR Fellowship Work?

  • The program is two years in length.
  • The majority of time (75–80%) will be spent developing and conducting a mentored research project focusing on one of two content areas: Addiction Medicine or Diabetes & Metabolism.
  • Fellows will receive support in identifying a primary mentor.
  • In addition to working with their primary mentor, fellows will also have regular meetings with program faculty.
  • Fellows will complete a master’s degree in Epidemiology or Health Services through the UW School of Public Health.
  • Fellows will spend the balance of their time doing clinical work (inpatient, outpatient, or a combination of both) at Harborview Medical Center or UW Medical Center – Montlake (15–20% FTE), teaching and precepting residents and students (5–10% FTE), and optional inpatient attending of two to four weeks per year at HMC or UWMC – Montlake.

finding a Fellowship mentor

Faculty in UW GIM have been recognized through local, regional, and national mentorship awards. Fellows will identify a primary mentor who takes overall responsibility for their research training. Secondary mentors and sponsors are identified as needed to provide subject matter expertise, coaching, and other input. If desired, fellows may identify a mentor prior to starting the fellowship program. Alternatively, fellows may take time to meet with faculty and identify a mentor during the initial six months of their first year. In addition, fellowship faculty will provide directed teaching on finding and working with a mentor. The fellowship director will also meet regularly with fellows to make sure that they are thriving in their mentored research and to identify and address any issues.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Within the GIM Clinical Investigator Fellowship we are committed to the conviction that diversity, equity, and inclusion are intrinsic requirements for educational success and to the UW’s Race & Equity Initiative.