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Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

Biomedical Informatics and Data Science is a discipline at the intersection of biomedicine, computer science, and the information sciences. For the field of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science to continue to flourish as an academic discipline, it is essential that there be a growing pool of trained researchers to help academic medical centers and universities (as well as non-academic centers and industry) establish new programs in Biomedical Informatics and strengthen existing programs. 


There are three informatics training programs primarily based in the Yale Center for Medical Informatics. The NIH/NLM Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Training Program supports both postdocs and predocs, the ACGME Clinical Informatics Fellowship supports Board Certified Physicians, and the VA Advanced Informatics Fellowships funds postdocs. 

+Comparison of NIH Research Fellowship, ACGME Clinical Informatics Fellowship and VA Special Informatics Fellowship 


 

NIH/NLM Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Training Program
(Postdocs/Predocs)

ACGME Clinical Informatics Fellowship
(MDs Only)

VA Special Informatics Fellowship
(Postdocs)

Director

Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH

Edward Melnick, MD, MHS

Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH

Amy Justice, MD, PhD

Julie Womack, PhD

Funding

NIH, NLM

Departmental, VA

VA

Stipend

Calculated from NIH norms based on PGY

Calculated from NIH norms based on PGY

Calculated from NIH norms based on PGY

Duration

2 years (Optional 3rd year)

2 years

2 years (Optional 3rd year)

Degree

Master of Health Sciences or Masters Computational Bioinformatics

(required if not already trained in BMI)

MHS Optional

 

Eligible for Board Certification

No

Yes

No

Eligibility

1. US citizen or green card holder

2. Postdoc in health-related field (or predoc in computational biology/bioinformatics)

1. MDs only

2. BC/BE in any ABMS specialty

1. US citizen

2. Postdoc in health-related field

Classes

MHS requirements + electives

Coursework relevant to Core Content for the specialty

MHS requirements + electives

Activities

Project-focused research

Defined rotations

Project-focused research

Application

CV, personal statement + 3 letters of reference

CV, personal statement + 3 letters of reference

CV, personal statement + 3 letters of reference

Clinical time

40 hrs/wk non-clinical effort required. Moonlighting permitted thereafter

Fellows are encouraged to maintain primary specialty certification subject to 80 duty hrs limits

40 hrs/wk non-clinical effort required. Moonlighting permitted thereafter

Focus

Bioinformatics, translational informatics, clinical informatics, public health informatics

Clinical informatics

Clinical informatics, public health informatics