Our fellowship programs are among the top programs in the nation. Our evidence-based approach to teaching creates an environment for learning the foundations of family medicine while developing the intellectual skills to critically evaluate and incorporate new information.

The resources of the University allow the Department to continually develop innovative fellowship programs to meet to changing needs of new family physicians and the healthcare system.

Fellowship Overviews

The Department of Family Medicine has several well-established fellowships, including:

Academic Fellowship

The Department has also established an academic fellowship designed to provide clinical, academic and administrative education for recent graduates of the University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency who are interested in careers in academic family medicine. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop and complete an academic project in conjunction with the University of Michigan Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP).

Community Medicine Fellowship

Family Medicine is proud to partner with the Hamilton Health Network in Flint, Mich. to provide comprehensive training and leadership development skills in community medicine. 

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

The geriatric medicine fellowship is offered collaboratively with the U-M Department of Internal Medicine, and provides comprehensive clinical training in care of the elderly patient, as well as an academic component emphasizing the conduct of original research, regular opportunities to teach and supervise family medicine residents and medical students.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Family Medicine is proud to partner with the Department of Internal, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.

Integrative Medicine Fellowship

The purpose of the integrative medicine fellowship is to support development of leaders in the field of integrative medicine. Fellows undertake a year of training to develop an individualized approach to the clinical practice of integrative medicine and trains physicians to skillfully integrate the best of conventional and alternative medicine while preparing each fellow for a leadership role in the emerging field of integrative medicine.


The Family Medicine Residency Program in coordination with the U-M School of Public Health has developed a combined M.D.-M.P.H. program utilizing the strengths of both schools. The dual-degree program offers a well-rounded, four-year curriculum, with the final year concentrating on M.P.H. studies with a faculty appointment in the Department of Family Medicine.

Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Department is very proud to offer two sports medicine fellowship positions per year. The fellows participate in University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University NCAA Division I athletic event coverage of all major sports and provide care to these athletes in training room experiences.

Women's Health Fellowship

The University of Michigan offers a Women's Health Fellowship in conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This is a one year clinical training fellowship with selected rotations within the Women’s Health Program and continuity clinics in a family medicine health center. All fellows will have a clinical mentorship team consisting of three faculty who will help design the program to meet the academic and curricular needs of the fellow. For those fellows desiring further academic training or a Master's degree, an additional second- or third-year is available.