Curriculum

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program is a new and unique subspecialty, which arose from the need for clinicians to be integrally involved with the appropriate use of technology to increase the safety and value (= quality/cost) of the care of patients, families and populations. This program is designed to effectively prepare fellows for a career in clinical informatics by providing them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to support informatics-enabled improvement of clinical services. Our Clinical Informatics Fellowship fosters a rich and synergistic fellow and faculty relationship and has integrated within the curriculum a community-based approach offering an incredible diversity of settings, projects and approaches. 

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship curriculum (PDF) is two years in length and consists of rotations, projects and electives, as well as eight online core content courses from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), totaling 24 credits, and resulting in a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from OHSU. Clinical Informatics training involves learning within community based informatics teaching sites under the direction of physician and other informaticians. Electives include: imaging informatics, Telemedicine, Arizona Health Information Exchange, vendor rotation, or in-depth exploration of any of the rotation topics. 

During the fellowship, the fellow will attend longitudinal didactic conferences and also provide education by preparing and presenting at conferences, project review sessions, journal clubs and acting as a mentor by teaching informatics to medical and physician assistant students. Fellows will be invited to lectures by visiting faculty and special guests.

Fellows will have access to a training experience that is tailored to their needs and interests with rich exposure to a wide diversity of clinical settings unique to the Phoenix metropolitan area.