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Yale/VA Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program

Clinical Informatics fellowship

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The Clinical Informatics Fellowship is a 2-year program that provides ACGME-approved training in all aspects of clinical informatics. The program is administered through the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine. In the first year, the fellow will rotate between the Yale-New Haven Health and Veterans Affairs. Major blocks will be devoted to electronic health records, clinical decision support, databases and data analysis, and quality and safety. Experiential learning will be combined with didactic classes and conferences. The second year is dedicated to advanced learning and project leadership. The fellow will attend the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting. The program prepares fellows for the Clinical Informatics Board examination.

For further information, contact Ted Melnick, MD, MHS, (Program Director) or Ann Criscuolo, (Program Coordinator).

About the Yale Center for Medical Informatics

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The Yale Center for Medical Informatics focuses on the creative, novel use of computers in clinical medicine, molecular biology, neuroscience, and other areas of biomedical research. We conduct research, provide support and coordinate collaborative projects involving Medical School faculty, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and faculty in other departments at Yale, such as Computer Science.

The Center also serves as a focal point for training in biomedical informatics with a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the affiliated Informatics Fellowship Program at the West Haven VA. In addition, we participate actively in Yale's interdepartmental PhD program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Please visit the following web page for their description:

Eligibility & Application

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Applicants for the Clinical Informatics fellowship should have a medical degree (e.g., an MD or DO). Applicants should also have a desire to pursue a career based, in whole or in part, in Clinical Informatics. Experience with computer programming and/or research is valuable.

The Clinical Informatics fellowship is a 2-year experience. Fellows may enroll for a MHS degree.

We ask all applicants to apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications are accepted only through ERAS.

Application Requirements

  • Application through ERAS
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Official USMLE score(s)
  • Three letters of reference. We ask one letter to be from your emergency medicine residency program director and one from a reference with Clinical Informatics experience.

Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

We are currently accepting applications for fellowships beginning July 1, 2021. The deadline for completed applications is October 1, 2020. The admissions committee will review completed applications and then selected candidates will be invited for interviews in October or early November 2020.


Department of Emergency Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
464 Congress Ave, Suite 260
New Haven, CT 06519

Visit the Yale Center for Medical Informatics and the Yale Informatics Training webpages for more information on informatics training opportunities at Yale.