Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Our newly approved Clinical Informatics (CI) Fellowship represents a national first—the only ambulatory-based CI fellowship in a Community Health Center, with a specific emphasis on impacting social determinants of health and care delivery to the underserved.

Our Mission

To promote value in the healthcare system by educating fellows to optimize medical knowledge for clinical care, use information and communications technology to improve clinician presence with patients, enhance care for the socioeconomically vulnerable, and improve the overall health and well-being of communities.

Structure

  • Two-year, ACGME-approved fellowship
  • Emphasis on graduates of primary care residencies—Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, & Pediatrics
  • Competitive PGY 4-5 salary and benefits

Education

  • Didactics—Certificate in Informatics from UT Houston (online; option to obtain MS)
  • CI research, national meeting attendance
  • CI projects
  • Organizational leadership
  • Assist with clinical system maintenance
  • Assist with clinical research development
  • EPIC certifications

Collaborations

  • Baylor University: Computer Science Dept. (basic science experience, lectures)
  • UT School of Clinical Informatics, Houston, TX. (didactic sessions, certification)
  • Ascension Providence Health System (inpatient informatics rotation - proposed)
  • Kearny County Hospital, Lakin, KS (away rotation, hospital rotation)

Faculty

  • John Gill, MD, CMIO, Board Certified CI
  • Matt Rafalski, MD, ACMIO, Board Certified CI
  • Don Koester, MD, Board Eligible CI
  • Tim Barker, MD, Board Eligible CI
  • Eric Baker, PhD — Baylor University, Dept. of Computer Science
  • Kelly Ylitalo, PhD — Baylor University, Dept. of Epidemiology

Links

Waco Clinical Informatics research
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