Clinical informatics is one of the newest American Board of Medical Specialty subspecialties, which focuses on biomedical data, computational systems and clinical process improvement applied to the practice of medicine. This fellowship program is designed to meet the training requirements for ACGME board certification in clinical informatics and includes graduate coursework in biomedical informatics.

History

The clinical informatics fellowship received initial accreditation by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in May 2016. One pathology informatics fellow has graduated from the fellowship, with one more graduating in 2022. We support combined fellowships in accordance with American Board of Pathology requirements (2 fellowships completed in 2 years).

Curriculum

Fellows participate in the design and implementation of electronic health records and clinical decision support systems at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Fellows also participate in research opportunities to advance the science of applied clinical health informatics, including presentations at local and national meetings, as well as scientific papers for publication and grant application.

Facilities

Training covers both adult and pediatric patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals, both of which use the Epic electronic health record system and Cerner Millennium laboratory information system. Trainees will also spend one month at the John Cochran Division Hospital of U.S. Veterans Affairs.

Application

Applications to the clinical informatics fellowship program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The fellowship can be found on the ERAS/AAMC website under Clinical Informatics (Pediatrics). Paper applications will not be accepted. Program name:  Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program Specialty:  Clinical Informatics (Pediatrics) ACGME ID:  3222832001 For general questions, please contact Andrea Krussel at krussela@wustl.edu or 314-497-2379.

Ronald Jackups, MD, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Informatics
Division of Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue, Box 8118
St. Louis, MO 63110

rjackups@wustl.edu

Faculty and trainees

Faculty


Contact Information

Andrea Krussel
Institute for Informatics
Washington University School of Medicine
krussela@wustl.edu