Entrepreneurship & Industry

The UCSF Clinical Informatics Fellowship offers numerous opportunities in entrepreneurship and industry.

  • Networking. Taking advantage of our unique environment, UCSF offers fellows many opportunities to meet and interact with others in this space. All UCSF fellows join the Bay Area Medical Informatics Symposium (BAMIS), a local by-invitation-only network that includes physicians working in industry, academic health systems, community health systems, education, and policy. Our first-year fellows help organize the annual BAMIS symposium, which is a great way to gain recognition and make connections with industry leaders. Fellows can also participate in the regular networking dinners organized by BAMIS.  

  • Classes. Fellows are also able to take part in an entrepreneurship curriculum offered by UCSF through its Innovation Ventures group. This 10-week class features the key ingredients for startup success and is taught by some of the most successful people in Silicon Valley, from serial entrepreneurs to investors, from executives to attorneys and domain experts. More information on the program can be found here.  

  • Accelerators and Incubators. There are many Accelerators/Incubator programs that fellows can take part in to get more experience in industry during their fellowship. See here for more details. 

  • Moonlighting. Many of our fellows take advantage of moonlighting or consultation opportunities during fellowship  

  • Other Opportunities. The UCSF Clinical Informatics fellowship is flexible and open to unique learning opportunities. As just one example, one of our fellows is taking a leave of absence so that he can join a health care startup in an executive role.

Many of our fellows go on to develop successful careers in industry; please visit our alumni page for more details.