Research Training

We tailor research training to the professional goals of each trainee. They have access to the entire range of scientists and research programs at UCSF, without limitations imposed by departmental or divisional restriction. Intradepartmental collaboration is a defining characteristic of UCSF and we facilitate relationships for our trainees. Recent research efforts by trainees have been in clinical and translational science, outcomes research, and molecular pathogenesis. While most research activity occurs on campus, we work to accommodate the travel necessary for international projects. UCSF offers a tremendous number and diversity of research opportunities for fellows, always ranking high nationally in total research funding received from the NIH. To learn more please visit these websites:


Some fellows chose structured training programs like those offered in the AIDS Prevention or Clinical Pharmacy Research. Fellows often take advantage of advance training in biostatistics and research design in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Additional core training for all fellows in the department of pediatrics is offered through the “Fellow’s College” program.