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Clinical Informatics and Quality Fellowship 2014 - Penn State

 The Department of Pathology of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
and the College of Medicine of The Pennsylvania State University seek
applications for our new Clinical Informatics and Quality Fellowship for the
2014-2015 academic year. This fellowship (currently a non-ACGME fellowship)
will provide education in clinical informatics and quality, with curriculum
focuses in the areas of clinical laboratory utilization, laboratory information
management and systems, data analysis and management, pathology reporting,
electronic health record systems, and quality improvement and management.
Design, implementation and outcomes analysis of automated decision support
strategies for optimizing utilization of laboratory services will be a major
focus of the fellowship. With a primary educational home in the Department of
Pathology, the fellow will also work closely with faculty in the medical
centers Center for Quality Improvement and the institutions Information
Technology service. Participation in clinical pathology service is another
component of the curriculum.  American Board of Pathology-certification or
-eligibility (AP/CP or CP-only) is required. Academic rank will be at the
Instructor level and salary at a PGY-4 or -5 level, depending on year of
training. This is a one-year fellowship with the option of a second year. 

The Department of Pathology includes a strong, team-oriented and collegial
faculty (40) in clinical, anatomic, and experimental pathology, who support the
medical school, a 491-bed academic adult hospital, a newly constructed 72-bed
pediatric hospital, and associated outpatient practices. The department also
includes 16 pathology residents and 4 fellowships in ACGME-accredited programs.
The medical center has 58 ACGME-accredited training programs with over 550
residents and fellows. The medical center offers a broad spectrum of medical
and surgical services including adult and pediatric bone marrow
transplantation, kidney, heart and liver transplantation, adult and pediatric
cardiothoracic surgery, level-I trauma center, level-III neonatal intensive
care unit, and cancer institute. The clinical laboratories are accredited by
CAP, AABB, FACT, and ASHI and perform over 6 million tests per year. The
Medical Center is located in a pleasant south-central PA community 10 miles
from Harrisburg, with excellent schools and beautiful geography with abundant
outdoor recreation opportunities. Hershey has easy access to Philadelphia,
Baltimore, New York City, Washington, DC, and Mid-Atlantic shore areas. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should include a
cover letter with a personal statement, curriculum vitae, and the names of
three individuals (one of which must be the most recent program director) who
could provide letters of reference. 

Applications should be sent to: 	

Ronald E. Domen, MD
Professor of Pathology, Medicine, and Humanities
Medical Director, HLA Laboratory
Program Director, Clinical Informatics and Quality Fellowship
Program Director, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship 
c/o Amanda Smith
Penn State M.S. Hershey Medical Center  H083
P.O. Box 850, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA  17033
Email:  asmith5@hmc.psu.edu
www.hmc.psu.edu/pathology

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of The Pennsylvania State University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; Women and Minorities are
Encouraged to Apply.

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