Updated: January 23, 2013
The Academic Fellowship is a one year program offered to graduating residents who have demonstrated an interest in academic family medicine. Fellows work closely with the residents in coordinating the didactic curriculum, learn precepting and inpatient attending skills, and are involved in a mentoring program. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in the University of Michigan's Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP). Succesfully completing the fellowship will provide graduates with the skills needed to begin faculty careers in the specialty of family medicine.
Current Academic Fellow
Nell Burger Kirst, M.D. is the academic fellow for the 2012-13 year. She earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School (2009) and completed her residency training at the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine (2012) where she also served as co-chief resident. She sees patients at Ypsilanti Family Medicine.
Previous Academic Fellows
2011-12: Beth Jones, M.D.
Dr. Beth Jones is the Academic Fellow in the Department of Family Medicine for 2011-2012 academic year. She earned her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Michigan. Academic interests include political advocacy and teaching methodology. She is originally from Royal Oak, Mich., and currently lives outside Ann Arbor with her husband, Ian, and daughter, Amelia.
2010-2011: Brian Bluhm, M.D., and Hiroshi Endo, M.D.
Dr. Brian Bluhm is an Academic Fellow in the Department of Family Medicine for 2010-2011 academic year. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Michigan. He was a co-chief resident prior to becoming the Academic Fellow.
Dr. Hiroshi Endo is an academic fellow in the Department of Family Medicine Japanese Family Health Program (JFHP) from September 2010 until August 2011. His unique fellowship allows him to acquire advanced family medicine clinical, educational and research training. After working as an internist with a focus in gastroenterological medicine in Shimane, Japan, he moved to the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Jichi Medical University Hospital, and worked until his fellowship start at Ishibashi Clinic in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Endo will be participating in the Department of Family Medicine Block Month activities and the Faculty Development Institute, while having a clinical home in the JFHP at Domino's Farms Family Medicine.