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Medical Doctorate - Fellow Program

Physician Training Program in Research Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology, within the UC Irvine School of Medicine, provides post-MD Fellows with basic science experiences that emphasize scholarship and research training. The MD Fellow conducts research under the general oversight of a epidemiology faculty mentor.

MD Fellows typically are enrolled fellows in a clinical department’s ACGME accredited fellowship training program. MD fellows may be an MD or MD/PhD.  Some may chose to have protected research time extending from one year to several years. MD Fellows spending one or two years in a part-time research environment are well prepared for understanding the basic and translational science preceding clinical trials and application. Those that spend several years typically work toward being awarded a K08 grant and eventually becoming independent PI's.

Those individuals interested in participating in an epidemiologic research component during their MD Fellow Training Program should contact the faculty member within the Department of Epidemiology who shares their particular research interest as well as the Fellowship Coordinator of their Program.   

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