Department of Pathology & Immunology

Clinical Informatics Fellowship

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About the Program

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Next Opening: July 2023
Number of Positions: One position per year
Length: 2-year fellowship

The two-year ACGME-accredited program provides comprehensive training to become a leader in clinical informatics as well as laboratory informatics and informatics research and education. Fellows gain training and experience in fundamental concepts, technology, application, management, and other areas related to clinical informatics. A program goal, aligned with those of Baylor College of Medicine, is to develop professionals who can apply the principles and knowledge of clinical informatics to advance healthcare at both the individual and population levels, to further clinical informatics education, and to make important contributions to clinical informatics research. Fellowship rotations provide experience and project opportunities in electronic records, laboratory information systems, data analytics, clinical decision support, database architecture, quality, and utilization tracking and improvement, interoperability, and other related areas. Fellows have opportunities to participate in research, clinical and research conferences, informatics journal clubs, and digital pathology and telepathology initiatives. The fellowship leads to eligibility for board certification in Clinical Informatics. The fellowship experience is flexible to match the trainee's interests and career goals.

Fellow Responsibilities

  • Active participation in rotations, projects, education, and research
  • Devote up to 20 percent of time working in the fellow's primary clinical specialty
  • Completion of Epic physician builder courses I and II and American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10x10 Introduction to Biomedical & Health Informatics course
  • Service to local as well as national informatics communities

Stipends And Benefits

  • Please visit our BCM Trainees Resource Page to learn about stipends and benefits available to fellows.
  • Clinical informatics fellowship fund, separate from the fellows’ BCM education fund, provides support for training such as the AMIA 10x10 Introduction to Biomedical & Health Informatics course and for attending conferences.
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Admissions

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Eligibility

  • The program welcomes graduates of any medical specialty
  • Completion of ACGME-accredited residency
  • Must be eligible for, or have a Texas state medical license
  • Visa support for non-U.S. citizens will be considered
     

Application

Interested applicants for the clinical informatics fellowship program should submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants can start submitting applications in July 2022 for fellowship starting in July 2023.

Applications requirements:

  • Current Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcript
  • Transcript from Medical School(s)
  • MSPE letter (aka Dean’s letter)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Timeline


Interviews take place in October-November, prior to the national clinical informatics fellowship match day in December.


Match


The program participates in the National Clinical Informatics Fellowship Match coordinated by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and applicants are expected to submit their ranking lists to this match in November-December 2022.

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Curriculum

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Rotations are matched to the fellow's medical specialty. An example program for a pathologist would consist of the following rotation:

  • Introduction to Clinical Informatics
  • Introduction to Research, Data Acquisition, and Data Analytics
  • Patient Safety 
  • Quality Improvement 
  • Information Systems 
  • Electronic Health Record 
  • Project Management and Change Management 
  • Clinical Decision Support  
  • Digital and Tele-medicine 
  • Leadership and Management 
  • Informatics in Genomics Medicine 
  • Quality Improvement 
  • Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Models  
  • Evidence-Based Medicine  
  • CMIO
  • Research (5 blocks)  

Electives and vacation time are also available.

Additional fellowship content:

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Contact Us

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Interested applicants for the 2023-2025 openings should address communication to the Program Coordinator, Rosario Guzman.

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Affiliates

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Affiliations with leading research and healthcare institutions in and around the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest healthcare complex, provide access to an exceptionally diverse array of people and resources. Discover how our affiliations enhance our education programs.

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