Research Fellowship

The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine offers a one or two-year Research Fellowship. Our goal is to provide health services research experience and mentorship for emergency medicine physicians interested or already active in health services research. Ideal candidates will already have some background in health services research. 

The fellowship includes formal research training, mentored opportunities to conduct emergency medicine research, and opportunities to teach topics in emergency medicine research. The curriculum includes a Master’s Program through the UCSF Department of Epidemiology/Biostatistics, monthly research Works In Progress meetings with Department of Emergency Medicine researchers, and monthly didactic sessions as a part of Department of Emergency Medicine journal club.

Our fellowship director, Dr. Ralph Wang, has received federal and institutional grant funding to conduct clinical emergency medicine research, and has experience publishing manuscripts in journals such as Annals of Emergency Medicine, Radiology, and New England Journal of Medicine. Other core research faculty include Drs. Maria Raven, Hemal Kanzaria, Robert Rodriguez, and Renee Hsia. Our department has an active group of health services and clinical researchers with an orientation towards health equity and the idea of using the ED as a point of intervention to address needs for vulnerable populations.  We have a growing support staff that includes a research manager, research coordinators, and administrative support.

UCSF is a world-renowned institution in both clinical care and research, offering a variety of clinical experiences, opportunity for clinical and research collaborations not only within emergency medicine but with faculty in many other disciplines, and a supportive environment for teaching, research and professional development. The fellowship is based at the Moffitt-Long Hospital Emergency Department, and the overall experience at UCSF is intended to provide the fellow with ample opportunities for research as well as a diversity of clinical experience.