Clinical Informatics Fellowship

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Stanford is an interdisciplinary program with participation of faculty from the Departments of Pediatrics, Pathology, Medicine, and others.  The fellowship is a two-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship that combines hands-on experience in applied informatics at a large academic institution with formal didactics.  Each year, the class of fellows is expected to include trainees from a variety of clinical specialties.  The Department of Pathology sponsors up to one trainee per year who is board certified or eligible by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology (AP), clinical pathology (CP), or combined AP/CP. 
Fellows rotate through the clinical informatics departments and participate in projects at Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford Health Care, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Healthcare Research at Hewlett Packard Labs.  The curriculum includes formal, didactics through the distance learning program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  Additionally, opportunities to collaborate with graduate students and faculty in the Stanford biomedical informatics program are also available.   

The fellowship includes elective time, and fellows are expected to complete pathology centered informatics projects as they relate to the department and the broader medical center.  Fellows will work with faculty and mentors within the Department of Pathology to identify ongoing or novel projects, which may include optimization or implementation of custom or vendor applications, designing electronic medical record (EMR) decision support modules, and data analytics/mining for quality or operational initiatives.
In order for fellows to maintain their clinical skills, the fellowship includes 20% time devoted to actual clinical practice which could take place in any pathology subspecialty.  Fellows are encouraged to pursue informatics projects that overlap and synergize with their clinical service specialty and interests.



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