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Clinical Informatics Fellowship - Pathology Concentration
The divisions of Pathology Informatics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) have partnered with the DBHi Clinical Informatics Fellowship program to offer a pathology informatics concentration within the ACGME accredited Clinical Informatics fellowship.
This concentration aims to produce pathology informatics professionals poised to:
- Lead informatics initiatives both within a pathology department and throughout the enterprise.
- Interface and contribute to formal EHR related processes, projects, and groups.
- Develop and implement solutions at the intersection of pathology and general clinical informatics to improve patient care.
In addition to the training program set out for the Clinical Informatics fellowship program, pathology informatics trainees will participate in a pathology informatics rotation. This will include didactic and clinical experiences in data analytics, laboratory informatics, digital pathology, genomics, and clinical bioinformatics. A supplement to the rotation is a capstone project relevant to the fellow's area of interest.
The pathology departments at HUP and CHOP are engaged in a variety of informatics projects with which the trainee may choose to participate, including:
- Implementation of new laboratory information systems
- Roll out of digital pathology technology and workflows
- Development and implementation of data analytics tools and framework
- A variety of inter-departmental operational and quality improvement projects.
Fellows have the opportunity for 20% practice time in the clinical area of their interest within Pathology, both at CHOP and HUP. The structure of these experiences will vary depending on the specialty concentration of the trainee.
Jenna Reece, MD completed her clinical pathology and transfusion medicine training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her goal is to leverage training in clinical informatics to improve shared workflows between clinical and pathology departments, such as ordering and resulting processes. Read more about Jenna.
Pathology Concentration Faculty
- Amrom Obstfeld, MD, PhD
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- Charlene Bierl, MD, PhD
- Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Other Affiliated Faculty
- David Friedman, MD - Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- Daniel Herman, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- Stephan Kadauke, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- Portia Kreiger, MD - Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- Stephen Master, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- Robert Wilson, MD, PhD - Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Pediatrics
Successful candidates will have completed an ACGME accredited US or Canadian Pathology program.
Application Procedures and Deadlines
Please complete the application process using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). NOTE: Within the ERAS application system, CHOP is designated under “Clinical Informatics (Pediatrics); there is no Pathology designation. Once we receive your application, we will clarify with you regarding your interest in the pathology concentration.
We are currently reviewing applications for this concentration for July 2023 and July 2024. The application deadline is September 30, 2022.
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)
- 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
- Must have completed an ACGME accredited Pathology residency program.
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