Clinical Scholars in Informatics (CSI)
The Clinical Scholars in Informatics (CSI) pathway is a two
year program designed for residents to further develop clinical skills in
informatics and health information technologies with the support and guidance
of a mentorship team. Such skills can
open up opportunities for research, improving health care quality and safety,
and making EHR workflows more efficient. Through
a competitive application process, two PGY1 residents are selected for the pathway
to begin their PGY2 and PGY3 years.
For their training, CSI scholars will:
- Obtain EPIC Physician Builder certification with privileges
to modify the Wake Forest Electronic Health Record in collaboration with Wake
Forest Information Technology Services (ITS). This component entails travel to EPIC
headquarters to complete training and building an enduring marketable skillset
that can be valuable for future fellowship and faculty positions.
- Receive commendation and certificate of completion during
the yearly Internal Medicine Awards Day and ultimately have an opportunity to
shape a future career in Informatics complementing a career among Internal
Medicine specialties or sub-specialties.
- Receive a $2,500 stipend to be used for data extraction,
statistical analysis, travel for presentations/conferences or
informatics-related educational materials. This stipend is in addition to
current residency travel funding.
- Be granted two elective informatics blocks in the PGY2 year
with additional elective time (1 to 2 months) that can be used for informatics
in the PGY3 year.
- Participate in informatics journal club
- Be granted a loaner laptop to be used for their project.
CSI residents will:
- Design and
implement an informatics related-project (can be in general medicine or a
subspecialty area) by the end of the PGY2 year.
- Evaluate the
impact of the project within the health system and submit to both the Wake
Forest Quality Improvement Showcase and Internal Medicine Research Day in the
- Draft and
submit a completed manuscript of the project and evaluation of impact in a
2017-2019 Clinical Scholars in Informatics (CSI) Residents
Dr. Andrew Benefield
Mentor Team: Dr. Ajay Dharod (Informatics) and Dr. Nancy Denizard-Thompson (Internal Medicine)
Project Title: Improving Social Determinants of Health through the Delivery of Community Resources
Dr. Sean Hernandez
Mentor Team: Dr. Ajay Dharod (Informatics) and Dr. Heidi Klepin (Hematology and Oncology)
Project Title: The Impact of An Automated Alert System to Primary Oncologists on Inpatient Goals-Of-Care Conversations and End-Of-Life Care
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