The VA Puget Sound Health Care System is one of only seven VA sites
nationwide that offers a two-year (PGY 5,6) post-residency/postdoctoral
research fellowship in Medical Informatics.
The purpose of the VA
Advanced Fellowship Program in Medical Informatics
is to enhance the skills of health care professionals in medical
informatics, increase recruitment and retention of medical informatics specialists
within veterans’ affairs, and to contribute to the application of medical
informatics within VA’s patient care delivery system. The goal is to have graduates
become influential role models in leading, developing, conducting, and
evaluating innovative medical informatics programs.
Fellows must be United State citizens, board certified or board
eligible, and demonstrate strong interest in medical informatics, establishing their
potential to succeed in a career that incorporates medical informatics for the
service of US veterans.
Physician Specific Requirements
Physicians must have graduated from an ACGME or AOA certified residency
program. Applicants must also have an active, unrestricted U.S. medical license.
International medical graduates must have an Educational Commission for Foreign
Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate that is valid indefinitely.
Postdoctoral Associated Health
Professionals Specific Requirements
Eligible non-physicians must have graduated from an accredited doctoral
program. This can be a doctoral program in either a clinical discipline, or a
PhD program in computer science or other relevant areas of study. Medical
school graduates who do not meet the criteria to apply as a physician can apply
as a non-physician.
To learn more about the specific research focus at the VA Puget Sound
Health Care System, or for questions concerning application materials, please
Phone: (253) 583-1708 ext. 76858
Fax: (253) 589-4167
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Fellowship Program in Medical Informatics (116)
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108