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 spend one half-day a week interacting with faculty at in-person learning sessions that cover the core concepts of clinical informatics, with embedded professional development, leadership, and health systems threads. 

Fellows will take graduate coursework through UW–Madison, with the option to apply those credits towards a graduate 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:

Check out UW-Informatics on Google Scholar for a taste of our work. 

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. This will include exploring their cutting-edge work in pharmacogenomics, global medicine, biopharmaceuticals and patient experience. Fellows need not be a pediatrician to participate. This experience also affords fellows the opportunity to experience a different Epic implementation. 
  • Software development at Epic Systems Corporation. Spend time with developers and data scientists at Epic headquarters throughout the fellowship to participate in the vetting of new functionality and the development lifecycle. 
  • Laboratory Information Systems at Exact Sciences. Spend time exploring the informatics needs of a molecular diagnostics company during our lab informatics month. Options for full month immersion or project driven collaboration are available. 
  • Information systems consulting at Nordic Global. Interact with teams to learn about how they form strategic partnerships with health systems to connect "people, data, and technology to create a healthier world.' Options for full-month immersion or project driven collaboration are available. 

Clinical Practice

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