VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Medical Informatics

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.
 
Requirements
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 contact:
 
Director: Kenric Hammond, MD
Email: khammond@uw.edu 
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