SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Fellowship Opportunities

The Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine offers fellowships in Informatics, Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Health Services Research. Support for the fellowship positions comes from the Regenstrief Institute, NIH, Clarian Hospitals, Wishard Hospital and Roudebush VA. Mentorship is provided through a formal mentoring program with internationally renowned investigators from the fields of general internal medicine, pediatrics, health services research, medical informatics, geriatrics, palliative care, and medical ethics.

Palliative Care

Geriatrics
 

VA Associated Health Post-doctoral Fellowship

Co-Director(s): Richard M. Frankel, Ph.D.; Matthew Bair, M.D., M.S.
Email: rfrankel@iupui.edu; Matthew.Bair@va.gov
Phone: 317-988-4000; 317-988-2058

VA HSR&D Center of Excellence
Roudebush VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th Street, 11H
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2884
http://www.ciebp.research.va.gov/CIEBP_Fellowship_Associated_Health_Postdoctoral.asp

Training Description
The VA HSR&D Associated Health Post-doctoral Fellowship is a core training program of the VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice located at the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Center is a close partner of Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Indiana University School of Medicine, and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE).

This two-year fellowship provides research and educational learning opportunities in various aspects of the VA health system. The goal of the Associated Health Post-doctoral Fellowship is to prepare fellows for careers in health services, implementation and operations research, with a particular emphasis on redesigning and transforming healthcare delivery. Fellows gain experience using the VA's internationally recognized quality improvement and medical informatics infrastructure. Senior mentors provide ongoing content and career guidance to fellows to help them understand and contribute to such diverse areas as clinical and management practice improvement, the role of human factors in quality and safety, and systems redesign. The Associated Health Post-doctoral Fellowship program seeks applicants from a variety of clinical, social science and engineering backgrounds.

VA Physician Post Resident Fellowship

Co-Director(s): Richard M. Frankel, Ph.D.; Matthew Bair, M.D., M.S.
Email: rfrankel@iupui.edu; Matthew.Bair@va.gov
Phone: 317-988-4000; 317-988-2058

VA HSR&D Center of Excellence
Roudebush VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th Street, 11H
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2884
http://www.ciebp.research.va.gov/CIEBP_Fellowship_Physician_Post_Resident.asp

Training Description
The VA HSR&D Physician Post Resident Fellowship is a core training program of the VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice at the Indianapolis VAMC. The fellowship provides two years of post-residency research, education, and clinical learning opportunities to eligible physicians. Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of their time in research and education and 25 percent in clinical care at the Roudebush VAMC. Senior mentors provide ongoing content and career guidance to fellows during the course of their training. Graduates are expected to be role models in developing, conducting, and evaluating innovative health services and systems transformation research in a variety of clinical settings.

The goals of the VA HSR&D Physician Post Resident Fellowship are to train post-residency physicians to:

  1. better understand basic health services and implementation research methods
  2. become immersed in clinical and organizational challenges and opportunities for improvement in the VA health care system
  3. learn to analyze and interpret both clinical and patient-centered information from electronic medical records and directly from patients
  4. conduct a prospective research project
  5. develop productive careers in academic medicine and/or serving the VA.

 

Eligible physicians must have graduated from an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency; be board certified or board eligible; be a U.S. citizen; and have an active, unrestricted U.S. medical license. International medical graduates must also have an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate that is valid indefinitely.

VA Patient Safety Fellowship

Co-Director(s): Richard M. Frankel, Ph.D.; Matthew Bair, M.D., M.S.
Email: rfrankel@iupui.edu; Matthew.Bair@va.gov
Phone: 317-988-4000; 317-988-2058

VA HSR&D Center of Excellence
Roudebush VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th Street, 11H
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2884
http://www.ciebp.research.va.gov/CIEBP_Fellowship_Patient_Safety.asp

Training Description:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Fellowship is a one year program offered by the Office of Academic Affiliations and the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) at six competitively selected sites. The purpose of the this fellowship in patient safety is to provide post-residency trained physicians and post doctoral or post masters degree trained associated health professionals (such as nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and health care administrators) in-depth education in patient safety practice, leadership and research.

The goals of the Indianapolis VA Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Fellowship are to prepare graduates for careers in patient safety leadership, and to provide research training in the areas of redesigning and transforming healthcare delivery to improve quality and safety.

Aims include:

  • acquisition of practical skills and tools to enhance patient safety in the VA and other health systems;
  • understanding the value of systems-based approach to problem solving based upon Human Factors principles;
  • understanding and promoting a culture of "Safety Culture" in a health system;
  • mastery of research methodologies appropriate to studying patient safety;
  • conduct of a project in patient safety;
  • acquiring leadership skills to enhance the safety of health care delivery in a health system.

 

The fellowship provides one year of educational, program development and research learning opportunities. Fellows spend their time in training and safety program development, evaluation and research activities relevant to the VA. They also complete a two way interactive video curriculum designed by the National Center for Patient Safety. Senior mentors provide ongoing content and career guidance to fellows during the course of their training. Interested candidates should demonstrate a special interest in patient safety, human factors, and/or approaches to creating high reliability organizations.

Informatics

Regenstrief Medical Informatics NLM Research Fellowship

Through its partnership with the Regenstrief Institute, the Division of General Internal Medicine offers National Library of Medicine supported fellowships in the use of computer technology to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare. Interacting closely with faculty mentors, fellows participate in a two-year (with optional third year) comprehensive training program to prepare for roles in developing, implementing and studying clinical information systems. The primary intent of this fellowship is to train fellows for careers in medical informatics research positions in academic or state and federal government programs, although graduates are also sought after by the health care and the medical systems development industry.

This medical informatics fellowship is designed for physicians, other clinicians holding doctorates, and PhDs in relevant fields, with previous computer experience who desire to become part of a community of scholars and clinicians at the forefront of medical and technological innovations. It provides an exceptional opportunity for those with strong programming skills and experience or interest in higher level languages (Java, C++ and others) who wish to have an immediate impact on patient care.

Fellows gain hands-on experience with the dynamic Regenstrief Medical Records System, a large city-wide clinical database and world class infrastructure and with federally funded medical and bioinformatics grant projects. These grant projects include the Shared Pathology Information Network, the Indianapolis Network for Patient Care, the Logical Observations Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®) and Next Generation Internet application to telemedicine in clinical settings and nursing homes.

Please visit the Medical Informatics Fellowship section of the Regenstrief Institute's website for additional information.

VA Medical Informatics Special Fellowship

The VA Informatics Special Fellowship is a two-year core training program of the VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice at the Indianapolis VAMC, a close partner of the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and .

The goal of the Indianapolis VA Medical Informatics fellowship training program is to prepare graduates for careers in medical informatics, with particular research skills in the areas of redesigning and transforming healthcare delivery. VA's Special Fellowship in Medical Informatics provides experience using the VA's internationally recognized medical informatics infrastructure.

Exceptional mentors will train physicians who have completed their residencies as well as other post-doctoral scientists and health care professionals from a variety of disciplines, including behavioral, social, engineering, informatics or other scientists to (1) understand basic research methods; (2) understand medical informatics in great detail; (3) extract, analyze, and interpret information, both clinical and patient-centered, from electronic medical records and directly from patients; (4) develop, carry out, analyze, and report the results from a prospective research project; and (5) develop productive careers in academic medicine and/or serving the VA.

Please visit http://www.ciebp.research.va.gov/CIEBP_Fellowship_Medical_Informatics.asp for additional information.