Disability Health Fellowship

The goal of the U-M Disability Health Fellowship at the University of Michigan is to create clinical leaders, educators, and advocates to improve the health and healthcare of individuals with disabilities. 

The Disability Health Fellowship is a 12-month clinical fellowship that provides fellows the opportunity to improve their clinical skills by caring for patients with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, while learning about disability-relevant policy, teaching medical students and residents, engaging with the community, and doing research to advance the field. 

The fellowship utilizes strong partnerships with U-M Family Medicine’s MDisability Program and Michigan Medicine’s Center for Disability Health and Wellness.

The application window is open on September 1 - October 31.  Interviews will be held in November and December. Outside of the fellowship program, we are unable to offer rotations or preceptorships to individuals from outside of the University of Michigan at this time.

The fellowship year runs from July through June. 

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to be residency-trained in the United States in Family Medicine, certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Interested qualified applicants may begin the application process by emailing or sending a letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae to the Disability Health fellowship recruitment office at the address below. Once reviewed, you will be contacted about submission of a full application which will include the required documents listed below.

Dawn Michael
MDisability Program Coordinator 
[email protected]




  • Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two reference letters, one of which must be from your program director, sent directly to the program via email or US mail
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Copies of Levels 1, 2 and 3 USMLE or COMLEX score
  • ECFMG Certification (applies only to International Medical Graduates)

For questions about the application process, please contact Dawn Michael at [email protected].


Fellowship Director