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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia invites applications for our Clinical Informatics Fellowship. The two-year program includes both didactic and rotational training. The fellows are prepared for certification in the clinical informatics subspecialty and equipped to be a practicing informatician, leader, and innovator in academic, healthcare, and industry settings. Upon successful completion of the program, the Clinical Informatics Fellow can expect to:

  • Master the Core Content set forth by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) for the Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics.
  • Acquire a complete understanding of the different domains of informatics and how they apply to the practice within the field of Clinical Informatics.
  • Be prepared to successfully pass the board certification examination for the Subspecialty in Clinical Informatics.
  • Maintain skills and certification in their primary clinical specialty. The program will work with the fellow to define appropriate "moonlighting" opportunities.

Two Clinical Informatics Fellowship positions are awarded each year. Please read this invitation letter from the Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program’s director.

At a Glance: Two-year Fellowship Program (Didactic and Rotational Training)

Didactic Training

Fellow will complete University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Biomedical Informatics Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics:

Five required courses (total 24 credits)

  • BMIN501 Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • BMIN502 Databases in Biomedical Research
  • BMIN503 Data Science for Biomedical Informatics
  • BMIN504 Special Topics in Biomedical Informatics
  • HPR611 Implementation Science in Health and Health Care

Additional coursework offered at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions related to project management, leadership, and the business of informatics.

Rotational Training

Rotations are developed and taught by faculty who are board certified in Clinical Informatics:

  • Clinical Informatics Inpatient Rotation
  • Clinical Informatics Ambulatory Rotation
  • Clinical Informatics Acute/ED Rotation
  • Clinical Research Informatics Rotation
  • Clinical Informatics Leadership Rotation
  • Clinical Decision Support Rotation
  • HIE/Clinical Standards Rotation
  • Data Acquisition Rotation
  • Critical Care Rotation
  • Informatics Capstone Project
  • Global Health Informatics Rotation

Eligibility

Anticipated completion of an ACGME Accredited Residency Program (Pediatrics Preferred) Graduated from an Accredited Doctor of Medicine Program.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

Please complete the application process using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The Application process is currently closed for 2021. It will reopen for 2022 applications in the summer of 2021.

Note: We are unable to accept applicants with J1 visas.

Required application materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Dean’s Letter (Medical School Performance Evaluation - MSPE)
  • One-page personal statement outlining the applicant’s interests, experiences, and career goals relating to clinical informatics
  • Medical school transcript (Unofficial)
  • Photograph
  • USMLE Parts 1, 2, (ck and cs if applicable) & three score transcript(s) or COMPLEX if applicable
  • ECFMG Certification if graduated from a medical school outside the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico