Education

We offer educational programs at the following levels:

  1. Medical Student Education.
  2. Clinical Informatics Fellowship.
  3. Past Grand Rounds.
  4. Upcoming Grand Rounds.
  5. Interprofessional Education.

Medical Student Education

One of the unique features of our new medical school curriculum is a significant focus on instruction in Biomedical Informatics topics, consisting of over 45 hours of required sequenced and integrated instruction. More information on The Evolution of a Novel Biomedical Informatics Curriculum for Medical Students.

Clinical Informatics Fellowship

In February 2015, the two-year Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program, sponsored by Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center) received accreditation from the American Council on Graduate Medical Education. The fellowship was launched in July 2015 with two physician fellows in the first program cohort.

The fellowship offers a wide variety of community-based rotations at Dignity Health, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix Children's Hospital and HonorHealth, as well as the Hospice of the Valley and the Wesley Community and Health Center. Fellows have the option to gain exposure and work on a wide variety of EHR systems, including Allscripts, Cerner and Epic. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows will be board eligible candidates to sit for the clinical informatics subspecialty board examination.

The program provides full support for fellows to be enrolled in Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) online Clinical Informatics courses and obtain an OHSU Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics.

Overview of the Two-Year Clinical Informatics Fellowship.

Interprofessional Education

Informatics is a highly interdisciplinary field, and the Department of Biomedical Informatics is pleased to have faculty members from a range of disciplines, including Library Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant and Public Health programs.

We are working collaboratively to create interprofessional educational programs and certificates in Informatics for students in nursing, pharmacy, public health, physician assistants and other allied health programs, aligning our efforts with the American Medical Informatics Association's Advanced Interprofessional Informatics Certification Program.