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Our future physician-scientists are among our community of strong residents and fellows. We offer programs and funding to attract the strongest research-oriented talent to UCLA and develop them to build competencies in clinical research, basic science research, and health service research.
Some of these programs are listed below and you can apply to them either during or before joining your program at UCLA.
PLACEHOLDER “Many innovations in health and medicine came about because someone followed their ardent yet clear-sighted curiosity off a planned course and onto a path of life-changing discovery.”
Approved to attribute to perhaps Lisa Skinner?
PhD & Postdocs
Residents & Fellows
Treating cardiac sudden death syndrome when every second counts.
First woman to lead American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Amplifying activism to improving patient outcomes.
A unique program for clinical fellowship and some residency applicants to receive mentored research training and/or a graduate degree (PhD, MPH or MS) in conjunction with their clinical training.
A 2-year add-on to a clinical fellowship program with a focus on basic science or translational basic science research to build a career bridge for aspiring physician-scientists who don’t have a PhD degree.
A post-doctoral program for early-career physicians participating in an intensive, highly-customized, two-year program that places them in community settings to conduct priority research directly benefiting the health of Southern California residents.
Advanced executive-style training in community health, health education, and health promotion for professionals including MDs who seek enhanced skills in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
A 2-3 year program with two-track sin research/clinical trials and Biomedical Informatics.
Residents and fellows interested in a career as a physician-scientist are encouraged to contact DGSOM’s Office of Physician-Scientist Career Development.
For more information, please contact Dr. Pejman Azarmina at Pazarmina@Mednet.ucla.edu for office hours and appointment.
Education and Training Programs
As part of CTSI’s TL1 program, residents and fellows may apply for postdoctoral training in Clinical Informatics or Health Policy & Management. See more →
Keck Foundation Award
To develop a novel strategy for promoting and supporting high-impact biomedical research, the W. M. Keck Foundation made a gift to the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) aimed at supporting junior faculty in the DGSOM and in other schools engaged in biomedical research at UCLA. See more →
A platform with resources, expertise and best practices for investigators, study staff and partners/affiliates. See more →
K and R Grant Tips and Resources
Grant writing workshops, tips and resources for residents, fellows and junior faculty members. See more →
Dermatology (research track)
As part of UCLA STAR program, this 4-year res idency is des igned for MD/PhDs who would like to combine their dermatology training with a postdoctoral opportunity. See more →
Emergency Medicine (research track)
Our program is committed to providing the highest-quality medical education by exposing trainees to a diverse and wide breadth of experiences. See more →
A 5-6 year program combining a 3-year clinical residency with a PhD or postdoctoral program to facilitate a transition to an academic career in ophthalmology. See more →
Pediatric Residency Physician-Scientist Program (PSP)
An opportunity to participate in a training pathway that will prepare up to 2 per year qualified candidates for an academic career in Pediatrics. See more →
Psychiatry (research track)
Primarily available to candidate with MD/PhD backgrounds (2 per year) and providing protected time for research during PGY-3 and 4. See more →