Clinical Informatics | Fellowship

Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine

Program Director: Ronald Jackups, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

We are pleased to announce that the Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine is now accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Applications will open in October for fellows eligible to being the fellowship in July, 2017. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the program at rldriskell@wustl.edu.

Clinical Informatics is the newest American Board of Medical Specialty subspecialty, which focuses on biomedical data, computational systems, and clinical process improvement applied to the practice of medicine. This fellowship program is designed to meet the training requirements for ACGME board certification in Clinical Informatics. The program also confers a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics at the conclusion of the program.

Fellows participate in the design and implementation of electronic health records and clinical decision support systems through the SLCH Center for Child Health Informatics and Innovation. Fellows also participate in the research to advance the science of applied clinical informatics that leads to presentations at local and national meetings, as well as scientific papers for publication and grant application.

Applications are being accepted through Friday, December 16, 2016, for applicants interested in a July 1, 2017, start date. Applicants must have completed, or will complete, an ABMS-certified specialty by the fellowship start date.

In order to be considered for the fellowship, please send the following information via email to
rldriskell@wustl.edu:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Personal Statement (no longer than one page)
  3. Two to three letters of recommendation

You can find more information about Clinical Informatics at http://www.amia.org/about-amia/science-informatics.

Program alumnus and inaugural fellow, Dr. Kevin O'Bryan, completed the fellowship in June, 2016. He is currently an Instructor in Pediatrics and serves as a Pediatric Hospitalist for Washington University School of Medicine.