School of Medicine

Resident and Fellow Scholars Academy


The UCI School of Medicine Resident and Fellow Scholars Academy (RFSA) is designed for residents, specialty fellows and post-doctoral students who are interested in a career in academic medicine and serving underrepresented groups where the need for physicians is greatest.

The program will include an annual Diversity Recruitment Day for residents, stipends to help residents and fellows complete meaningful pilot projects and report results, and formal evaluations and advocacy from UCI faculty to support participant success in Academic Affairs and in individual departments of the UCI School of Medicine.  

Applicants should be able to describe their ambitions with regard to underserved communities and academic careers. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is July 12. Mentorships begin in August and will continue through the academic year, ending June 2020.

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The RFSA is offered through the UCI School of Medicine with support from the Division of Diversity and Inclusion. The broad goal of the Academy is to increase the diversity of medical school trainees and faculty, with a particular emphasis on faculty at UCI.