Application process through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) opens July 15, 2018, for CHOP’s Clinical Informatics Fellowship beginning July 2019.
Clinical informaticians transform health care practices by harnessing the power of data and technology to optimize workflow, improve clinical processes, support clinical decision-making, and enhance patient outcomes.
The Clinical Informatics fellowship program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is a two-year program, which includes both didactic and rotational training. Upon successful completion of the program, 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.
Fellows have the unique opportunity to experience the “practice” of clinical informatics by actively participating as members of informatics teams at CHOP, including focused informatics rotational experiences in inpatient, ambulatory, emergency, and other care settings. They work closely with distinguished board-certified faculty, on groundbreaking projects during rotations in clinical decision support, data analytics/science, and innovation. Fellows complete a Masters Certificate in Informatics and have ample mentored opportunities to pursue research and scholarly activities. External rotations at Penn and other national/international institutions are also available.
While the CHOP fellowship in clinical informatics is one of the few clinical informatics fellowships focused on pediatrics, it is open to and encourages applicants from all areas of medical practice. Two fellowship positions are awarded each year. Currently, there are four Clinical Informatics Fellows at CHOP with two additional fellows joining the program in July 2018.
Upon successful completion of the program, the Clinical Informatics Fellow can expect to:
- Master the Core Content set forth by the ACGME for the Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics
- Acquire a complete understanding of the different domains of informatics and how they apply to the practice of Clinical Informatics
- Be prepared to successfully pass the board certification examination for the Subspecialty in Clinical Informatics
Graduates of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Clinical Informatics Fellowship program have moved on to pursue careers in many areas of informatics, including becoming instructors and researchers. Areas of focus have included cognitive informatics, global medicine, and quality improvement to name a few. All graduating fellows to date have earned board certification in clinical informatics.