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Education & Training


Post-doctoral Programs

Clinical Informatics Fellowship Opportunity

Launch your career in the new subspecialty of clinical informatics, focusing on health information technology within health care delivery systems. Open to physicians who are board-certified or board-eligible in any specialty. 

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Health are seeking outstanding applicants for a two-year fellowship in Clinical Informatics (CI) at the University of California, Los Angeles. The program is open to graduates of residency programs in any specialty.

Fellow Requirements

  • Applicants must have graduated from an appropriately licensed medical school located in the United States or Canada, or from a school located elsewhere that is approved by the ABPM.
  • Applicants must successfully complete a residency in an ABMS-participating specialty by June 2018, and must be either board-certified or board-eligible at that time.
  • Applicants should be eligible for a permanent California medical license.
  • Applicants do not need to have formal training in Computer Science or a related discipline, but they need to demonstrate a strong interest and aptitude in Clinical informatics.

Fellow Funding

Salaries and benefits for two fellowship positions are commensurate with level of training. The UCLA Graduate Medical Education Office posts specific information regarding salaries & benefits.

To Apply

Applications to the UCLA Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program must be submitted through the Association of American Medical Colleges' Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The fellowship can be found on the ERAS under Clinical Informatics (Internal Medicine) new specialty. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications for July 2018 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until October 31, 2017.

Program name: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center Program
Specialty: Clinical Informatics (Internal Medicine)
ACGME ID: 1390514001

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions or comments, please email CIFellowship@mednet.ucla.edu.

2017 Fellows

Cameron Escovedo, MD
Clinical Informatics Fellow
Information Services and Solutions
UCLA

Background:
Cameron Escovedo is a current Clinical Informatics Fellow at UCLA Health. During medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, his research focused on medical education and included starting an anatomy tutoring program and a board review lecture series in Pediatrics. He just completed a Chief Resident year in Pediatrics at the UCLA Department of Pediatrics. During this time, he also completed the Resident Informaticist program at UCLA, and re-designed UCLA CareConnect’s SmartLinks that automate the population of clinical information into documentation templates. His current and future research will focus on incorporating the measurement of Social Determinants of Health into the electronic medical record, and providing clinicians with decision support on social interventions.


2016 Fellows

Elijah Bell, MD
Clinical Informatics Fellow
Information Services and Solutions
UCLA

Background:
Elijah Bell is the current Clinical Informatics Fellow at UCLA Health. While attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bell led a research study at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital which evaluated the compliance of a custom, home-grown electronic Emergency Department patient discharge instructions module with Outpatient Measure 19, a national quality metric for Emergency Department discharge instructions mandated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additionally, during his Emergency Medicine Residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bell started developing an open-source, low-cost, highly customizable, and interoperable health information platform which utilizes the ARM CPU architecture in a manner similar to Raspberry Pi. Ultimately, Dr. Bell aspires to become a highly-engaged faculty member and leader in Clinical Informatics at an academic institution committed to advancing the medical field at large through ingenuity and innovation.


The UCLA CTSI TL1 Translational Science Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to physicians who are pursuing a PhD in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA School of Public Health. Fellows receive mentored training to ensure the translational nature of their dissertation projects. The goal of the fellowship is to provide postdoctoral fellows with the investigative skills to create new knowledge about health services.

TL1 Translational Science Postdoctoral Fellows receive an annual stipend commensurate with their NRSA PGY level, as well as funding for tuition/fees and training-related travel. The fellowships are renewable for up to two years in 12-month increments, contingent on satisfactory degree progress. 

2017 Fellows

Russell Buhr, MD
Health Policy & Management Fellow
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
UCLA

Background:
Dr. Buhr graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology from Azusa Pacific University in 2006 and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of California in 2010. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in 2013, serving as chief resident at the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center the following year before starting a fellowship in pulmonary & critical care medicine in 2014 at UCLA, which he will complete in 2017. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Buhr began his PhD in health policy and management in 2015. He research focuses on the social, demographic, and administrative factors that affect hospitalization and readmission in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), both in the UCLA health system and using national claims data.


TL1 Biomedical Informatics Director
Alex Bui, PhD 
buia@mii.ucla.edu

Clinical Informatics Director
Doug Bell, MD, PhD
dbell@mednet.ucla.edu

Clinical Informatics Administrator
Kevin Baldwin, MPH, CPHIMS
cifellowship@mednet.ucla.edu

TL1 HP&M Director
Moira Inkelas, PhD, MPH
minkelas@ucla.edu

TL1 Administrator
Lisa Chan
lchan@mednet.ucla.edu