The field of Clinical Informatics is a novel, fast-growing subspecialty which first established board certification through the American Board of Preventive Medicine in 2013. The program was established to meet this growing need as the first-ever Clinical Informatics Fellowship in Florida, and the first-ever located at a dedicated cancer center in the nation. The Clinical Informatics program's mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer by training the nation's most skilled clinical informatics experts.
The Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program at Moffitt Cancer Center is sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Fellows in the program are immersed in a robust experience in both the Department of Clinical Informatics and the overall Center for Digital Health (CDH) which is comprised of the departments of Digital Innovation, Information Technology, and Office of Health Data Services.
Fellows are primarily located at Moffitt Cancer Center and are a part of the well-established academic Department of Clinical Informatics. As the two primary electronic health records (EHR) in the nation are Cerner and Epic, this program offers the ability to have a fully rounded educational experience for fellows by having the train both at Moffit’s in-house Cerner Millennium platform, as well as the Epic Hyperspace system at USF/TGH. This broad exposure to all aspects of Clinical Informatics over a 2-year period prepares fellows to become board certified in Clinical Informatics and move on to be leaders in the field and future CMIOs.
Training and Curriculum
The curriculum will center around practical experience during the various rotations and will incorporate a graduate certificate program enrollment via the graduate Health Informatics certificate program at USF. Although not required by ACGME, this additional education is essential to fellow’s knowledge base and to the competitiveness of our program. Didactic sessions will also be provided on each rotation to ensure additional core knowledge is gained in each area.
Rotations will expose the fellows to the breadth of clinical informatics education and include, but are now limited to:
- Introduction to Clinical Informatics
- Clinical Informatics Core
- Clinical Decision Support
- Data Analytics/Business Intelligence
- Privacy and Security Scholarly Activity
- CMIO in Training
- Pathology Informatics
- Imagining Informatics
- Applications Development
Moffitt Cancer Center has a long-standing history of research through the Moffitt Research Institute and funding through our NCI Cancer Center Support Grant and other extramural sources. This funding and support of clinical informatics research at our institution allows for a diverse landscape of active research opportunities. Within the institution, we have a broad array of ongoing projects in all areas critical to our field including data-driven modeling of clinical care, clinical decision support, patient-reported outcomes, health informatics of at-risk populations, telemedicine, natural language processing, computational biology, translational bioinformatics, integrated mathematical oncology, and more.
Applicants must complete an ACGME-accredited, AOA-accredited, or a Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC or CFPC) accredited Internal Medicine residency program. Applicants must be eligible to sit for ABMS or AOA Board certification in Internal Medicine.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service ERAS website for the July application cycle. The website opens in July each year and interviews are typically conducted from September through November. The AMIA Clinical Informatics Match takes place in mid-December.
For more information about the fellowship or how to apply, please email our program coordinator Martin Krämer, at Martin.Kramer@Moffitt.org or call 813-745-2069.
Colin Moore, MD