The Department of Internal Medicine is starting a new Clinical Informatics Fellowship.
At the completion of this training, fellows will be eligible to sit for the clinical informatics board certification exam. The fellowship is an applied fellowship meaning the goal is to train clinicians in the best methods to deploy and maintain health information technologies (including electronic health records).
To be eligible to apply for the clinical informatics fellowship, you need to be board eligible or board certified in any of the clinical medical specialties. Even though the fellowship is administer at UNM through the Department of Internal Medicine, you do not need to be an internist to be eligible. No background in computer science or engineering is required.
The fellowship includes three mentored projects, a web-based clinical informatics curriculum, and a local (UNM-based) clinical informatics lecture series. Salary and fellowship expenses are covered similar to other clinical fellowships (e.g., cardiology, endocrinology, etc.) and is based on your program year (e.g., PGY-4, PGY-5, etc.)
If you are interested or have questions, please contact Philip Kroth, MD, Program Director.