Founded in 2004, the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) offers a 2-3 year research fellowship available at the post-doctoral level (those with M.D., Pharm.D., or Ph.D. degrees) who have some training or experience with information technology. The fellowship program is designed to train individuals for Biomedical Informatics careers in academic research and the healthcare industry. In addition to extensive exposure to a wide spectrum of topics in Biomedical Informatics, the curriculum also provides fellows with the health services research skills necessary to become independently funded academic investigators.
The fellowship requires completion of a mentored research project in the fellow's area of interest with the goal of publishing the results in a national journal. Dedicating a portion of fellowship time to clinical activities is also strongly encouraged to provide the fellow with "real world" experience using our institution's electronic medical record system.