UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health


Madison, Wisconsin

Date Posted

September 1, 2021

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The University of Wisconsin (UW) Primary Care Research Fellowship is recruiting new fellows to start in the summer of 2022. This post-doctoral research fellowship is administratively housed within the UW Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health and led by faculty from this department as well as from General Internal Medicine and also General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  The fellowship has been continuously funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration as a T32 for over 20 years, and typically supports 2 years of research career training.

Research project completion, published papers, and grant proposals are the main goals for fellows. The fellowship is open to physicians or PhD-level health professionals aiming for research-centered careers who could benefit from 2 years of protected time, mentorship and research support. Areas of scholarly focus should be related to primary care, but are otherwise not restricted. We especially like fellows aiming for NIH funding, and have trained several who have received K-grants, R-grants, or other prestigious awards.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Program expectations include the following:

  • Engage in scholarly activities that build skills for research-centered careers
  • Attend In person attendance at weekly fellowship seminars
  • Present research at the department’s biannual Fellowship Research Symposium
  • Complete research projects, published papers, and grant proposals
  • Receive mentorship from faculty in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health, Pediatrics, and/or Internal Medicine
  • Other training activities and events as requested by the Directors


Successful candidates must have a medical (MD, DO), doctoral (PhD), or other terminal degree at the start of their appointment.

Application Process

Please apply on our website:

Applicants will be asked to complete the online form, submit a CV, and list 3 professional references.

About the Organization

The UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has been around since 1970 and focuses on advancing health and well-being by caring, teaching, discovering, leading, and connecting. The department employs 900+ employees, with 165+ being faculty members.

We provide remarkable patient care, offer outstanding educational programs for medical students, residents, and fellows and conduct innovative research.

Physician faculty have the opportunity to practice in residency or community clinics, or to pursue a tenure track appointment. There are 17 family medicine clinics statewide, and each clinic offers a unique place to practice.

Community Information:

Madison, Wisconsin (population estimated 255k), the vibrant capital of Wisconsin and home of the University of Wisconsin, and the many picturesque surrounding towns, has the best of all worlds: natural beauty and outdoor recreation, stimulating cultural offerings, distinctive restaurants and shops, and an irreverent spirit of fun. Built on an isthmus between lakes Monona and Mendota, Madison is renowned for its beautiful scenery. A total of five area lakes and more than 260 city parks create the perfect setting for an abundance of year-round outdoor activities, from hiking, biking, swimming and sailing along with cross-country skiing, snow sailing, and ice fishing. Urban culture, natural beauty, small town charm – the greater Madison area offers it all!

Contact Name

Christina Swords

Contact Phone

(608) 263-2220

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