Posted: April 3, 2020

Training Physicians as Clinical Informaticians: A New Clinical Informatics Fellowship Curriculum at the University of Virginia


Clinical Informatics (CI) is a rapidly growing field which puts the physician at the intersection of clinical care and emerging information technologies. The University of Virginia (UVa) developed a new ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowship program and we welcomed our first fellow in the July 2017. UVa is positioned at the forefront of this new field. Clinical Informatics was approved as a subspecialty by the America Board of Medical Specialties in 2010; the earliest ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics programs graduated fellows in 2016. The UVa fellowship program is open to board-certified or board-eligible physicians in any specialty and features a multi-disciplinary curriculum with rotations that include data analytics, organizational leadership, clinical decision support, quality and safety, and telemedicine. This resource includes our 2017-18 Clinical Informatics Fellowship Curriculum, with rotations and evaluation forms. We hope this information will be of interest to institutions that are developing CI fellowships and will foster discussion and collaboration among CI fellowship programs directors.


Martha Hellems, MD, MS, MS, University of Virginia
David Ling, MD, University of Virginia

Learner Audience

Graduate Medical Education (GME)


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)



Curriculum, Telemedicine, Health Information Technology, Clinical Informatics, Organizational Leadership, Quality and Safety, Data Analytics, Fellowship Program, Clinical Decisions Support