Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Pathology
Clinical Informatics (CI) Fellowship
Opening for 2021-2023 and 2022-2024
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) has one opening for the Clinical Informatics (CI) fellowship for the 2021-2023 and 2022-2024 academic years.
Description: This is a two-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in clinical informatics (CI). The CI fellowship includes cross-disciplinary learning for physicians from different medical specialties. Training includes specialized coursework in foundational CI as well as healthcare analytics, cybersecurity, and data science. Fellows will work with the program director and selected faculty to develop an individualized learning plan including foundational knowledge as well as elective learning opportunities (e.g., healthcare business intelligence, machine learning/artificial intelligence, population/community health, bioinformatics for large scale-nucleic acid sequencing and clinical metabolomics, sensor data/internet of things). Each fellow will actively participate in healthcare analytics and process improvement projects with selected CI faculty mentors. These projects enable fellows to analyze data from different large data sources (clinical, operational, financial, community, etc.). In addition, projects provide an environment for fellows to lead and carry out effective healthcare analytics and process improvements. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in CI research activities leading to publication of manuscripts and/or presentation of research findings at professional meetings. Fellows with pathology specialty training are strongly recommended to apply concurrently to another pathology subspecialty program, at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), to coordinate clinical activities required for the CI fellowship.
The program includes collaborative faculty from multiple clinical departments at UTHSCSA and University Health System (UHS). In addition, the program includes outside faculty with considerable experience in data science, applied analytics, predictive modeling, and machine learning/artificial intelligence, based at: 1) the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), 2) the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), a large non-profit engineering center, and 3) Health Access San Antonio (HASA), a large multi-regional health information exchange.
Requirements: Successful completion of ACGME-accredited or RCPSC-accredited residency program. Must have, or be eligible for, a Texas Medical Board Physician-in-training permit or have a full Texas medical license.
Types and Numbers of Appointments: 1 appointment per academic year.
This fellowship is eligible to be combined with the UTHSCSA Transfusion Medicine fellowship which will count towards one year of clinical informatics training. Interested candidates should review the UTHSCSA Transfusion Medicine Fellowship page for additional information.
Facilities: University Hospital System, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio
Community: The purpose of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to provide the best in health careers education, biomedical research, patient care and community service to San Antonio and the South Texas/Border Region. Through undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs, the faculty is committed educating health professionals to provide excellent patient care and research applied to treat and prevent disease.
Stipends: Pay levels are as follows effective July 1, 2020: PGY-5 = $61,473.66; PGY-6 = $63,213.76; PGY-7 = $65,475.78.
Staff: Brad Brimhall, MD, MPH (Pathology) Program Director, Philip Beckett, PhD (CEO HASA), David Chambers, MS (SwRI Intelligent Systems Division), Marjorie David, MD (Pathology), Liem Du, MD (Internal Medicine), Leslie Greebon, MD (Pathology), Russell Higgins, MD (Pathology), Max Kilger, PhD (UTSA Data Security/Data Analytics), Philip LoVerde, PhD (Biochemistry/Pathology), Edward Medina, MD, PhD (Pathology), Frank Rosinia, MD (Anesthesiology), Paula Shireman, MD, MBA (Surgery), Michael Shoffeitt, MD (Internal Medicine)
Applications: Please submit inquiries/applications to:
Fellowship Program Coordinator
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
Pathology, MSC 7750
7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Telephone: (210) 567-4010
Fax: (210) 567-4637
Email: GomezM10@uthscsa.edu or Dr. Brimhall (Brimhallb@uthscsa.edu)
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