University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Curriculum of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship

We offer a personalized learning experience that includes unique elective rotations, project-based learning and opportunities for innovation and collaboration with industry leaders and researchers. 

Our foundational curriculum will prepare you well for board certification and job placement. 

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Fellows will take graduate coursework and earn a Capstone Certificate in Clinical and Health Informatics, with the option to continue to a master’s degree.

Get a taste of our lecture series and journal club.

Project-based learning

Each fellow will lead initiatives in workflow improvement, quality improvement and complete a large capstone project.

Scholarly activity

Scholarly activity opportunities range all the way from doing the necessary background work to conduct a quality improvement project to programming your own machine learning algorithm. You can choose your focus based on your clinical interests and career goals..

Fellows can also conduct collaborative research with our experts in:

  • Natural language processing and machine learning
  • Provider documentation burden reduction
  • Health equity
  • Medication prescribing safety

Fellows can choose to work with a variety of informatics teams at UW:

Unique opportunities

  • Clinical research informatics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Spend a month immersed in the informatics needs of a world-class research hospital. Collaborate with their informatics, research and information systems leaders to learn the unique informatics needs of clinical research. Fellows need not be a pediatrician to participate.
  • Software development. Spend time at Epic Systems Corporation headquarters to support their summer internship program as a subject matter expert.

Clinical Practice

Fellows will maintain their clinical skills through a 20 percent clinical practice, arranged through their clinical department.