Abstract: Few opportunities exist for physician trainees to gain exposure to, and training in, the field of clinical informatics,
an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education–accredited, recently board-certified specialty. Currently,
21 approved programs exist nationwide for the formal training of fellows interested in pursuing careers in this discipline.
Residents and fellows training inmedical and surgical fields, however, have few avenues available to gain
experience in clinical informatics. An early introduction to clinical informatics brings an opportunity to generate
interest for future career trajectories. At University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Health, we have developed a
novel, successful, and sustainable program, the Resident Informaticist Program, with the goals of exposing physician
trainees to the field of clinical informatics and its academic nature and providing opportunities to expand the
clinical informatics workforce. Herein, we provide an overview of the development, implementation, and current
state of the UCLA Health Resident Informaticist Program, with a blueprint for development of similar programs.
Kevin Baldwin (Presenter)
Jennifer Singer, UCLA Health