Primary Care Academic Fellowship Program

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  • Graduation 2019

  • Current and former GAP fellows

  • BAA 10K

  • Combined IM-PM Residents at APHA

  • Occupational Health Site Visit

  • 2018 Fellows Picnic

  • Orientation 2018

  • Graduation 2018

  • Graduation 2017

  • Graduation 2016

What will I get from the fellowship program?

The program seeks to prepare physician and pre/post-doctoral fellows, including DNP and PhD level nurses, for careers as leaders in health services research, epidemiology, public health practice, and medical education. The program consists of three main interconnected components: mentored scholarly projects with experienced faculty members, academic seminars of key topics to promote professional development, and obtaining a Masters of Science or advanced coursework from the BU School of Public Health (Epidemiology or Health Services and Systems Research)  or the BU Division of Graduate Medical Education (Health Sciences Education). Fellows are intensively mentored by faculty, who share content and methodological interests with them and provide guidance on the policy-relevance of their research.  The fellowship program is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Drug Abuse, Health Resources & Services Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality and the American Cancer Society.

Education & Training

What will I learn over the two years?

The program has a general curricular framework encompassing five basic competencies: Research Skills, Teaching Skills, Communication Skills, Professionalism, Leadership & Management Skills that overlay the various tracks.

2017 Fellowship  Competencies, Goals & Objectives

More information can be found in the Fellows Handbook 2018-2019

Faculty Profiles

Fellow Profiles



What are my options?

Special concentrations in Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine, and Preventive Medicine are available for fellows who wish to focus on one of these areas in addition to the general fellowship program.



Physician Applicants

All physician applicants must be graduates of, or in the final year of an ACGME accredited clinical residency program, and board-eligible or board-certified in their respective field.  The Preventive Medicine residency accepts trainees from Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Pediatrics. The Addiction Medicine Fellowship accepts trainees from Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine or OB-GYN.

The  General Academic Pediatric fellowship program participates in the match.  Application information can be found here.   

Non-Physician Applicants

Pre- and Post-doctoral applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Pre-doctoral fellowship candidates must have completed a Master’s degree in a relevant field, including: MS, MPH, MBA, MSW or equivalent. Postdoctoral fellowship candidates must have completed a PhD or equivalent.