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Program overview


The core curriculum for Geisinger's Clinical Informatics Fellowship is based on ACGME requirements. You’ll participate in didactics, rotations, projects, research and teaching, and you’ll be encouraged to attend and present at national meetings.

We’ll make sure you have a rich experience that focuses on your areas of interest within clinical informatics. By working closely with our program director and a faculty mentor, you’ll gain a broad education across clinical informatics and in-depth training in your chosen subspecialties. 

Your fellowship will include:

  • Face-to-face didactics sessions with faculty, supplemented with online learning
  • Participation in the national clinical informatics virtual case conferences and the annual fellows’ retreat — programs created in part by our program director 
  • Leadership of case conferences and journal clubs 
  • Training at Epic’s Wisconsin headquarters, where you’ll earn physician builder certification

You’ll also rotate throughout the Division of Informatics, exploring the areas of:

  • Information technology
  • Health system
  • Health plan

We encourage you to take an active role in your required and elective rotations from day one, and we’ll help you move into a leadership role during your second year. 

Working on — and leading — projects is a big part of the clinical informatics fellowship. You’ll work with the program director and a faculty mentor to select projects that meet the fellowship requirements and your interests. We expect you to choose projects related to your clinical specialty. But you’ll also broaden your scope of experience by joining projects in other clinical departments, at the clinical enterprise level and within our health plan.

Geisinger has an active research program, including Advanced Application Development, Biomedical and Translational Informatics, a Genomic Medicine Institute, healthcare analytics and a high-performance medical computing core. You’ll participate in original research, present your work at local and national meetings and publish in peer-reviewed informatics journals.

Our clinical informatics fellows also gain valuable teaching experience at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, working with program leadership and our faculty to educate the next generation of physicians about this evolving field.

Worried that your clinical skills might lapse?

Don’t be concerned. Our fellows practice medicine part-time — 20% of your active time, on a flexible schedule. The program director will coordinate with your clinical department to ensure your practice is meaningful but doesn’t overburden you. The fellowship is your main focus while you’re with us. Opportunities for moonlighting are also available.