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Clinical Informatics Fellowship

2 year ACGME-accredited program in Clinical Informatics

Gain experience with electronic health records and other information systems

Lead clinical informatics projects related to clinical information systems

Experiential learning

Engage in part-time clinical practice at Hennepin Healthcare

Become certified as an Epic Physician Builder

Achieve proficiency with Lean Methodology and Quality and Safety

About the Program

Program Overview

Hennepin Healthcare is pleased to offer 2-year ACGME accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowship positions. These fellowship positions are open to physicians who will have completed a residency in any specialty other than Pathology prior to starting the fellowship.

Clinical informatics is a relatively new subspecialty of medicine. While physicians have been practicing CI for many years, formal board certification and accredited fellowships have only been available since 2013. Hennepin Healthcare CI fellowship has been accredited since 2018.

The fellowship is organized and implemented through Hennepin Healthcare and the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Fellows will work closely with our Faculty of physician and team of informaticians, EHR specialists, Analytics Center for Excellence, and our system’s leadership. Didactic support will supplement the clinical experiences to ensure that fellows are fully exposed to the clinical informatics curriculum. Fellows will have opportunities to research into information systems solutions and also have the opportunity to explore entrepreneurial aspects of health IT.

Program Leadership

Program Leadership

  • Ryan Jelinek - Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship
  • Terrence Adam - Internal Medicine Physician, Preoperative Medicine Clinic, Minneapolis Veterans Administration, Minneapolis, MN, Internal Medicine Physician, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Associate Director, Institute of Health Informatics, University of Minnesota
  • Justine Mrosak – Associate Program Director
  • Julie Flaschenreim - Chief Information Officer
  • Andy Laudenbach - Program Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
  • Praveen Tupakula - Family Medicine, Sr Medical Director for Primary Care
  • Kevin Larsen - Senior Vice President, Clinical Innovation at Optum
  • Tari Rajchel - Clinical Informatics Manager
  • Brian Imdieke - Nurse Practitioner - Internal Medicine, Medical Director of Documentation Quality and Informatics, Interim Provider Informatics Lead, Director - Medical Scribe Program
  • Ryan Sagorski - Clinical Informaticist

What Sets Us Apart?

Diverse Experience

Rotations at Hennepin Healthcare and VAMC allow exposure to two different EHRs and ancillary clinical systems.

Environment that promotes academics

Our Course Faculty are clinicians who are all Board Certified in Clinical Informatics and other Faculty who have PhD in the field of analytics and IT.

Advanced Technology

Hennepin Healthcare has achieved HIIMS stage 7 certification in the use of Technology for Healthcare delivery for the Hospital. We also have a state of the art Simulation Center that integrates technology as well as an Analytics Center of Excellence. We have a dedicated performance Improvement LEAN methodology team as well.

Research Opportunities

Fellows in the 2-year program will pursue a long-term Scholarly research project in an area specific to Informatics. Additionally, they will participate in Clinical Research related to predictive analytics, clinical Decision support, and EHR related process improvement projects.

Why Hennepin Healthcare?

We have maintained a tradition of excellence in education and patient care since our founding 125 years ago as the state’s first teaching hospital. We treat the region's most critically ill and underserved patients and produce some of the most sought-after professionals in the nation.

We provide over 60 specialty care centers, neighborhood clinics, and a hospital campus that spans five city blocks in downtown Minneapolis. Our healthcare system has received national recognition for care quality, advanced technology, clinical research, and academic programs. We’ve been named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report since 1996.

Our education and training programs include Graduate Medical Education, Undergraduate Medical Education, Advanced Practice Provider, Nursing, Continuing Medical Education, and Emergency and Critical Care, amongst others. We also offer a wide variety of educational resources, most notably the Interdisciplinary Simulation and Education Center and a staffed Medical Library.

Our medical education and training programs are approved by national accrediting organizations, including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) and the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), Minnesota Medical Association, and others.

Application Requirements

Thank you for expressing interest in the Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program at Hennepin Healthcare. Applications will be accepted from individuals who have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program, are board-certified or seeking board certification, and are eligible for a permanent Minnesota medical license.

How to Apply

Applicants who are currently enrolled in a Hennepin Healthcare residency or fellowship program should contact the program director for specific requirements.

  1. Submission:  Submit your application through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS).
  2. We do not accept applications through the mail. Please email the required documentation to [email protected]:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages) including research/career goals related to clinical informatics and how clinical informatics will enhance your opportunities in your chosen field
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Verifications from any previous staff positions
  1. Interviews: Selected applicants will be invited to interview. We hold interviews on a rolling basis as applications are received. All interviews are conducted virtually with an option to come visit the campus if requested by the applicant.
  2. Hennepin Healthcare participates in the AMIA Clinical Informatics Fellowship Match.

Timeline for Application Cycle

August – Mid-September – Application Accepted

September-Mid November – Interviews Conducted

***Only completed email submissions will be considered for admission. The admissions committee will review applications and selected applicants will be invited for an onsite interview at Hennepin Healthcare.

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria will include academic track record; personal statement including research/career goals and how clinical informatics will enhance their opportunities in their chosen field; reference letters; and interviews. The proposed training will equip fellows with the necessary knowledge and technical skills to tackle everyday data management issues and guide large informatics projects while focusing on systems-level improvements in care delivery through the use of data analytics, clinical decision support, and data visualization.  Prior experience with the use of Clinical Informatics principles to drive process improvement is a plus but not a requirement.

Please contact us via email, at [email protected], if you have any questions about the application process.

CI Fellows Doing Work

Clinical Informatics fellows at Hennepin Healthcare are encouraged to share their work with the Clinical Informatics community. Because our program is weighted more toward applied informatics skills, our fellows have an outstanding opportunity to participate in and lead work that culminates in opportunities to share novel ideas or projects with our colleagues. The chance to share work publicly has led to multiple job opportunities, speaking engagements, and participation in national committees and boards related to clinical informatics work.

About Our Facility

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship is based at Hennepin Healthcare, one of the premier public teaching hospitals in the country. Our campus in Downtown Minneapolis spans five city blocks and houses in-patient and ambulatory services, our Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, numerous specialty clinics, and our ambulatory senior care clinic. As a public hospital, Hennepin Healthcare serves a multicultural patient population, including the region’s urban and underserved individuals.

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is an affiliated teaching hospital which serves as the tertiary referral center for the Veterans Integrated Service Network 23. It has 309 beds.  The medical center provides primary, specialty, mental and behavioral health, and extended care and rehabilitative care to over 80,000 veteran patients. It has one of the largest education and training programs in the VA system in various medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.


Alysia Wood

Fellowship Coordinator

[email protected]

Hennepin Healthcare
701 Park Avenue, G2.246
Minneapolis MN 55415

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Dr. Ryan Jelinek

Program Director

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