Special Fellowship Pathways

We are proud to offer outstanding formal training opportunities for our fellows in disciplines outside nephrology, allowing subspecialization and preparation for academic medical careers.

Health Professions Education Pathway

Fellows interested in medical education, program administration, and education research can pursue the Health Professions Education (HPE) Pathway at UCSF. Formal training in all aspects of medical education provides a foundation for a career in academic medicine. Fellows participate in the month-long course in the fall and may be eligible for master’s in education training at UC Berkeley during fellowship training. Applicants who are interested in this pathway, especially the master’s program, should indicate their interest so that we can discuss this option and arrange interviews with our medical education pathway faculty and colleagues.

Additional information is available at the UCSF Graduate Medical Education website.

Recent Fellows in the HPE Pathway

David Li
David Li (Class of 2023)
Dana Larsen
Dana Larsen (Class of 2022)
Laalasa Varanasi
Laalasa Varanasi (Class of 2020)
Thuy Nguyen
Thuy Nguyen (Class of 2018)

Global Health Pathway

The Global Health (GH) Pathway prepares fellows in the development of commitments and skills to decrease health inequities and disparities in the world’s vulnerable populations. This pathway includes a three-week seminar course in Global Health during the second year of fellowship training. UCSF Division of Nephrology faculty members involved in global health research include Drs. Anthony Muiru and Chi-yuan Hsu, who collaborate with our global health colleagues across UCSF.

Additional information is available at the UCSF Graduate Medical Education website.

UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences is a world-class research consortium.

Recent Fellow in the Global Health Pathway

Chidinma Enyinna
Chidinma Enyinna (Class of 2021)



Combined Fellowship Pathways

Joint fellowship programs at UCSF with Palliative Care and Clinical Informatics are available for interested fellows. The combination of nephrology with these other disciplines offers unique synergy and great opportunities for research and advances in clinical care. Applicants interested in combined pathways should notify us prior to interview day so we can arrange specific interviews with our affiliated faculty.

Additional information can be found at:

Carly Zapata
Carly Zapata
USCF Palliative Care


Raman Khanna
Raman Khanna
Clinical Informatics