The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 

NEW Research Fellowship in General Obstetrics and Gynecology

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences is proud to announce a NEW FELLOWSHIP for general obstetrician/gynecologists interested in pursuing a clinical research career: the Research Fellowship in General Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Overview: This is a two year fellowship to train and prepare general obstetrician gynecologists to pursue a clinical research career in an academic department. Clinical investigation includes a broad range of content and methods with human subjects such as patient-oriented, translational, epidemiologic, behavioral, outcomes, implementation or health services research.

Any research topic within the scope of practice of general obstetrician gynecologists is appropriate for the fellowship training.

At the end of training, fellows will have a strong foundation in the design and conduct of clinical research with the necessary mentorship and resources to advance their career. Fellows will be well positioned to obtain extra-mural funding to launch an academic career with a focus on clinical investigation.

Didactic training: The fellow will have 75% time devoted to research activities including participation in a Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research at UCSF (or other advanced training if prior masters level degree). The complete list of courses and plan of study can be found in detail at

Clinical work: Fellows will provide clinical care at UCSF in outpatient and inpatient general obstetrics and gynecology including prenatal care, labor and delivery, outpatient and surgical gynecology. The fellow will devote 25% time to clinical care in each of the two years of fellowship.

Mentorship: Fellows will have a primary research mentor with research expertise in general obstetrics and gynecology and a track record of research success. The fellow will meet weekly with the mentor to provide support and career guidance. Fellows will also be assigned a primary clinical mentor to provide guidance and support in clinical care.

Eligibility: Applicants must have an MD degree and have completed a U.S. residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior training in clinical research is not required.

Application: Interested applicants should email the following application materials to Fellowship Director Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS, Associate Professor, email [email protected]

1. Current Curriculum Vitae
2. One page personal statement describing why the applicant wants to pursue research training
3. 3 letters of recommendation, at least ONE from faculty who can comment on research skills

SEND all MATERIALS to Dr. Vanessa Jacoby by December 15, 2018. Applicants will be selected for in person interview at UCSF in January/February with a fellowship start date July 1, 2019.

Questions? Email Dr. Vanessa Jacoby, [email protected]