Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Training Options

Davidge Hall

University of Maryland Medical Center

Fellowship Program

We offer a two-year fellowship program, leading to board-eligibility in the Clinical Informatics subspecialty. The program is hosted by the Department of Emergency Medicine in collaboration with faculty holding appointments in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Information Systems, and Internal Medicine. The fellowship compensation package includes a salary, health insurance, and other benefits. Fellows in good standing may pursue moonlighting opportunities. Applicants for the two-year fellowship program must have graduated from a properly licensed medical school located in the United States or Canada, or from a school located elsewhere that is approved by the ABPM. In addition, they must have completed residency training in the United States in any ABMS-approved specialty (such as Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine), they must be board-eligible or board-certified in this specialty, and they must be licensed to practice medicine (or eligible to be licensed) in Maryland. Applicants do not need to have formal training in Computer Science or a related discipline, but they do need to demonstrate a strong interest or aptitude in Clinical Informatics.

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Board Review Conference

An alternate pathway to board eligibility is available for physicians until 2017. The key requirement is documented practice in Clinical Informatics at least 25% full-time equivalent for 36 months over the past 5 years. For these candidates, our weekly Clinical Informatics Conference is available to review the core curriculum in Clinical Informatics. The Conference meets Tuesday mornings 9am to 1pm, and is available through teleconference for those unable to attend in-person. It is open to participants outside our fellowship program for a fee, with the opportunity to engage in board-review activities and prepare for the examination for certification in Clinical Informatics. Contact the program director for more information.

Non-Physician Training

A tuition-based non-physician tract is available for nurses, pharmacists, biologists, computer scientists, and those in related fields. This tract is also applicable for physicians who do not meet the clinical requirements of our regular fellowship tract (although this tract does not lead to board eligibility). In this tract, fellows do not receive salary or benefits. They have no clinical duties, but they fully participate in all didactic, research, and informatics activities with our clinical fellows. Applicants for this one or two year program must have completed undergraduate or graduate training in nursing, pharmacy, biology, computer science, or a related field. Applicants also need to demonstrate a strong interest or aptitude in Clinical Informatics. Contact the program director for more information.

Application

We are currently not accepting applications for our fellowship program.

Program Overview

Didactics

Fellows divide their time among a number of scholarly and practical activities over a two-year period.

Sample schedule.

  Monday Tuesday Wedneday Thursday Friday
Morning Research Conference Informatics Conference Clinical
Didactics
Clinical Duties Informatics Activities
Afternoon Informatics Activities Informatics Activities Informatics Activities Clinical Duties Grand Rounds
Evening Informatics Activities     Clinical Duties
 
 


Learning objectives of the training program, broken down by year.

Research Activities

In collaboration with the University of Maryland Clinical Informatics Group, we focus on innovative applications of biomedical informatics that expand the scope of clinical medicine, have a strong theoretical basis in computer science, and are of strategic importance to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Key areas of research include personalized medicine, clinical data and image mining, clinical decision support systems, electronic health record systems, mobile and ubiquitous computing, patient safety, and emergency preparedness.

Additional Information

If you are interested in applying to the fellowship or would like further information, please contact Dr. Michael Grasso.

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