VA Post Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics & Quality Improvement

A Post Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics & Quality Improvement is available by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Nashville, Tennessee. 

The two-year fellowship melds expertise in informatics and quality improvement at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt's Department of Biomedical Informatics and Center for Health Services Research into a training program designed to develop highly skilled and productive medical informatics professionals with a solid foundation in quality improvement via a rigorous academic program and cross-disciplinary mentoring. Trainees will learn to design, implement and evaluate real-world clinical informatics applications that integrate principles of quality improvement and patient safety from their inception. 

Fellows will work side by side with National Library of Medicine (NLM) trainees while earning a tuition-free Master's Degree in Biomedical Informatics from Vanderbilt University. Trainees will propose, implement and defend a research thesis project under the guidance of their informatics and quality mentors. Trainees will also share education opportunities with physician trainees in VA's National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program. Additional information is available from our detailed program description. (Nashville site info here

The fellowship is open to physicians and graduates of doctoral programs in a clinical discipline such as nursing, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy or audiology/speech pathology, a PhD program in computer science or other relevant disciplines. Candidates MUST be U.S. citizens. Competitive stipends, health care benefits and some support for books, software and other tools are offered. Details and requirements are available in the VA Program Announcement

For more information, contact:

Steven Brown, Fellowship Program Director

Michael E. Matheny, Fellowship Associate Director

Taylor Thurston, Fellowship Coordinator