University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Research Fellowship


General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of General Internal Medicine is seeking applicants for a Primary Care interdisciplinary 2-year post-residency or postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the National Research Services Award Program. The Fellowship is tailored to research skill development for general internists, with a structure that includes graduate courses, seminars, and mentored research. Fellows may pursue a Master's Degree in Public Health.

For Fellowship information, please contact:
General Internal Medicine Scholars Section
2828 Marshall Court, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53705-2276
(608) 263-6972

Fellowship Application Form

Fellowship Description

David Feldstein, MD

The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine offers a research fellowship in General Internal Medicine in collaboration with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Department of Pediatrics. The General Internal Medicine Research fellowship is co-sponsored by the Department of Medicine at University of Wisconsin and the National Research Service Award (NRSA).

This fellowship is a two-year post-residency program with a primary focus on acquiring research skills through graduate degree courses and one-on-one work with a faculty mentor leading to a Master of Science degree in Public Health. The curriculum - taught by faculty with expertise in medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, preventive medicine, epidemiology and associated fields - incorporates work in the area of the fellow's scholarly focus while developing the fellow's basic research skills. Clinical work and teaching options are available to help the fellow maintain and further develop skills as a physician and teacher.

Program Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of an Internal Medicine residency
  • Interest in conducting clinical, translational or health services research or pursuing an academic career in General Internal Medicine
  • A scholarly focus that is compatible with the sponsoring department and the resources available at UW-Madison

Excellent opportunities for collaborative work with General Internal Medicine division faculty exist in the following areas of interest:

  • Evidence-Based Medicine and Medical Education Research (Dr. David Feldstein)
  • Tobacco Cessation Research (Dr. Michael Fiore)
  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing & Cardiovascular Consequences (Dr. Khin Hla)
  • Health Services and Disparities Research
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care, Smoking Cessation (Dr. Douglas Jorenby, Dr. Stevens Smith)
  • Medical Education (Dr. Christine Seibert)
  • Hepatitis B and C Care, HIV Care, HPV Care (Dr. James Sosman)
  • Education Innovations (Dr. Elizabeth Trowbridge)
  • Technology Implementation, Error Prevention and Recovery, Hospital Medicine (Dr. Tosha Wetterneck)

University of Wisconsin BannerProgram Opportunities

  • Master's Degree
  • Seminars and work-in-progress sessions
  • Presentations at General Internal Medicine Conference
  • Developing and conducting research projects
  • Opportunities for collaboration with one or more faculty mentors
  • Clinical and teaching experiences
  • Professional meetings (national and regional Society of General Internal Medicine meetings, Addiction Health Services Research meetings, etc.)

Prior research experience is desirable but not mandatory. Candidate must be a US citizen, BE/BC (ABIM) and provide evidence of interest and intent to seek an academic/leadership position. An interview is required. The Division of General Internal Medicine Scholars is committed to building a culturally diverse program; woman and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Administrative Information

Information: Contact Patty Boyle at or (608) 263-6972.

Appointments: Fellows are appointed as Clinical Instructors at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Fellows are expected to commit to two years; the second year appointment is contingent on satisfactory performance in the first year. Fellows are required to be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Wisconsin.

Applications and Selection: A visit to Madison, Wisconsin for an in-person interview is required. Offers are made to candidates as soon as their application is complete and evaluated by the selection committee. Applications are reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling basis until slots are filled.

Applicants should be aware that we have not yet participated in the fellowship match program, and do not expect to do so.