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The UCI School of Medicine Resident and Fellow Scholars Academy (RFSA) is designed for residents, specialty fellows and post-doctoral students who are interested in a career in academic medicine and serving underrepresented groups where the need for physicians is greatest.

The program provides resources to guide Scholars in pursuit of an academic career, including small-group training sessions and individual mentorship.  The program can advocate for Scholars as they apply to academic departments.  It also serves as a support center for minority groups in medicine.

Applicants should be able to describe their ambitions with regard to underserved communities and academic careers. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The application process occurs in late summer each year and is communicated from the RFSA and the UCI Office of Graduate Medical Education.

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The RFSA is offered through the UCI School of Medicine with support from the Division of Diversity and Inclusion. The broad goal of the Academy is to increase the diversity of medical school trainees and faculty, with a particular emphasis on faculty at UCI.