The Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano Community Medicine and Global Health (CMGH) fellowship is designed to train primary care physicians (specialty boarded or board-eligible in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Pediatrics) to become teachers, mentors and leaders in community medicine and global health.


  • Enhance Medical Spanish through Kaiser Permamente structured opportunities, local clinics, and global sites
  • Mentorship
  • Funded global health trips
  • Research opportunities
  • Formal faculty development training
  • Established community partners

During this 13-month fellowship (July 1 – July 31), fellows will work with CMGH faculty to provide Community-Oriented Primary Care in medically underserved communities and engage in health disparities research and Community Based Research Projects. The fellow will mentor the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano family medicine residents in their school-based health outreach programs for underserved youth in the Vallejo City Unified School District. Additionally, fellows will facilitate relationships between community partners and the Kaiser Napa Solano Family Medicine Residency Program (KPNSFMRP) to integrate enriching, educational experiences into the resident community medicine rotation and the medical student community medicine sub-internship.

Concurrently fellows participate in the UC San Francisco Faculty Development Program. This program includes the study of learning theory and curriculum design, leadership and communication skills, the development of a scholarly project, and the identification of career goals and paths to successfully achieve these goals. The fellow also serves as an instructor and junior faculty member of the KPNSFMRP, through precepting and teaching, health disparities advocacy, research, and clinical practice in resource-poor settings both locally and abroad.

The Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Family Medicine Residency program is committed to sustainable and educational global health initiatives which consider the needs of the local community through direct clinical work, health education, or other support activities. Working in conjunction with the global health advisor, the fellow will help support global health opportunities for the KPNS family medicine residents and fourth year medical students completing a family medicine sub-internship with a focus on global health. The fellow will also assist with global health didactic sessions and mentoring the residents and medical students participating in global health activities. The fellowship culminates with a yearly trip with the third year residents as part of the residents’ leadership curriculum, with an emphasis on community health development and sustainable projects in a Honduran community. Additionally, to further the fellow’s global health education, the CMGH fellow will take part in an online global health course, attend the AAFP Global Health Workshop, and have the opportunity to participate in global health trips including KP Global Health sites such as:

  • Ecuador – Cacha Medical Spanish Institute
  • Honduras – ENLACE foundation
  • Guatemala – Hospital de La Familia
  • Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer – PINCC
  • Kenya – The Matibabu/Tibia Foundations
  • Zambia – University Teaching Hospital


The Community Medicine & Global Health Fellow will:

  • Receive training and career development through practical experience and the development of tools in the areas of teaching, health disparities research, advocacy, leadership and clinical care under direct faculty mentorship.
  • Serve as role models, teachers and mentors to medical students, residents and physician colleagues working and training at Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano and to school children enrolled in the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD).
  • Provide direct support to the VCUSD, local FQHCs, and other community partners to meet the shared goals of eliminating health disparities, reducing community violence and supporting culturally mindful, integrated approaches to community health.
  • Support local and regional Community Benefits by assisting in implementation and oversight of community based strategies to address identified Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Health Priorities.
  • Instruct, supervise and precept KPNSFM residents and medical students training in community based and international health sites.
  • Support the residency’s program travel to established and potential global health training sites with priority given to international training sites that reflect the local demographics of Napa and Solano counties. Each fellow will serve as a member of the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Benefits Committee and KP GH Advisory Board.

Additional Information:

KP Global Health: https://residency-ncal.kaiserpermanente.org/residents/global-health/

UCSF Faculty Development Fellowship: http://fcm.ucsf.edu/education/fellowships

The Challenges of Global Health (Duke University): https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-health

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary: $120,000
  • Benefits: Medical and dental coverage, 3 weeks paid vacation, $3,000 educational stipend, stipends for 4 global health trip, reimbursements for license renewal fees