DBHi Clinical Informatics Fellowship

From the Program Director

Anthony Luberti, MD

On behalf of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), I am pleased to welcome applicants to our Clinical Informatics Fellowship, one of the first ACGME-accredited programs of its kind. CHOP is the oldest pediatric hospital in the United States and consistently ranks among the best. The depth and rigor of fellowship training at CHOP attracts talented physicians in every specialty from around the world. We offer a supportive environment for both clinical and academic work, including cutting-edge research through CHOP’s Research Institute.

Clinical informaticians transform health care practices by harnessing the power of data and technology to optimize workflow, improve clinical processes, support clinical decision-making, and enhance patient outcomes. Here at CHOP, fellows have the unique opportunity to experience the “practice” of clinical informatics by actively participating as members of informatics teams, including focused informatics rotational experiences in inpatient, ambulatory, emergency, and other care settings. They work closely with distinguished board-certified faculty, on groundbreaking projects during rotations in clinical decision support, data analytics/science, and innovation. Graduates of our fellowship have not only gone on to exemplary careers in academia, but have also ventured into research and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Our program includes both didactic and clinical rotational training. Fellows complete a Masters Certificate in Informatics from the University of Pennsylvania and have ample mentored opportunities to pursue research and scholarly activities. External rotations at Penn and other national/international institutions are also available. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows are prepared for board certification in the clinical informatics subspecialty.

We recognize that while the core principles of clinical informatics span all clinical disciplines, the practice of informatics can vary in some settings. We have therefore created a specialized concentration for pathology informatics to promote differentiation within the core curricular framework. Specific information is available here

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing how the clinical informatics fellowship at CHOP can provide training for your successful career as a practicing informatician, leader, and innovator in academic, healthcare, and industry settings.

Anthony Luberti, MD
Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship
Medical Director, Informatics Education

Program Description

Application process through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) opens July 15, 2019, for CHOP’s Clinical Informatics Fellowship beginning July 2020. Two fellowship positions are awarded each year. Currently, there are four Clinical Informatics Fellows at CHOP with two additional fellows joining the program in July 2018.

The Clinical Informatics fellowship program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a two-year program, which includes both didactic and rotational training. Upon successful completion of the program, the fellows are prepared for certification in the clinical informatics subspecialty and equipped to be a practicing informatician, leader, and innovator in academic, healthcare, and industry settings.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) invites applications for our clinical informatics fellowship. The two year program includes both didactic and rotational training. Upon successful completion of the program, the Clinical Informatics Fellow can expect to:

  • Master the Core Content set forth by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) for the Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics.
  • Acquire a complete understanding of the different domains of informatics and how they apply to the practice within the field of Clinical Informatics.
  • Be prepared to successfully pass the board certification examination for the Subspecialty in Clinical Informatics.

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Current Fellows & Graduates

Graduates of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Clinical Informatics Fellowship program have moved on to pursue careers in many areas of informatics including becoming instructors and researchers. Areas of focus have included cognitive informatics, global medicine, and quality improvement to name a few. All graduating fellows to date have earned board certification in clinical informatics. Read about them here.

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Program Highlights

Two Year Fellowship Program (Didactic and Rotational Training)

Didactic Training
Fellow will complete University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Biomedical Informatics Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics.
Total of 24 Credits
5 Required Courses

  • BMIN501 Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • BMIN502 Databases in Biomedical Research
  • BMIN503 Data Science for Biomedical Informatics
  • BMIN504 Special Topics in Biomedical Informatics
  • HPR611 Implementation Science in Health and Health Care
  • Additional coursework offered at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions related to project management, leadership and the business of informatics.

    Rotational Training

    • Clinical Informatics Inpatient Rotation
    • Clinical Informatics Ambulatory Rotation
    • Clinical Informatics Acute/ED Rotation
    • Clinical Research Informatics Rotation
    • Clinical Informatics Leadership Rotation
    • Clinical Decision Support Rotation
    • HIE/Clinical Standards Rotation
    • Data Acquisition Rotation
    • Critical Care Rotation
    • Informatics Capstone Project
    • Global Health Informatics Rotation
    • Rotations that are developed and taught by faculty who are Board Certified in Clinical Informatics

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    Fellowship Faculty

    All Physician Faculty in the Fellowship Program are Board-certified through the ABPM-Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Board.

    For more information about Fellowship faculty, click here.

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    Clinical Practice

    Fellows will also be expected to maintain skills and certification in their primary clinical specialty.  The program will work with the fellow to define appropriate “moonlighting” opportunities.

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    Anticipated completion of an ACGME Accredited Residency Program (Pediatrics Preferred)
    Graduated from an Accredited Doctor of Medicine Program.

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    How to Apply

    Required Application Materials
    Please complete the application process using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three (3) Letters of Reference (LORS)
    • Dean’s Letter aka Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
    • A One-Page Personal Statement outlining the applicants interests, experiences, and career goals relating to clinical informatics
    • Medical School Transcript (Unofficial)
    • Photograph
    • USMLE Parts 1, 2, (ck and cs if applicable) & 3 score transcript(s) or COMPLEX if applicable
    • ECFMG Certification if graduated from a medical school outside the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico

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    Application Deadlines

    Application Process opens July 15, 2020 for CHOP’s Clinical Informatics Fellowship beginning July 2020. Please complete the application process using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Application submission deadline is September 30, 2020. Note; We are unable to accept applicants with J1 visas.

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