If you’ve ever thought: “There’s got to be a better way to do this,” you’re a great candidate for an Imaging Informatics fellowship. Imaging informatics is the science of the acquisition, storage, retrieval and dissemination of medical imaging information. It answers technical questions like: “Can I use an iPad for diagnostic interpretation?” and workflow related questions like: “How can I use IT tools to help me more effectively communicate with referring clinicians?”
An imaging informatics fellowship is an exciting way to bring together clinical and technical interests. A wide variety of topics fall under imaging informatics, which include information technology, operations, communications, quality improvement, procurement, clinical engineering, regulation, and business management.
Matching into a clinical fellowship is a prerequisite for the informatics option. Applicants should follow the regular application process for a clinical fellowship and include their interest in informatics in their personal statement. Fellows who are accepted divide their time with four days per week as part of a clinical fellowship in diagnostic radiology and one day for informatics. Again, it is important to recognize that matching into a clinical fellowship is a prerequisite for the informatics option.
Informatics fellows interact with department leaders, IT professionals, and software developers to learn both theoretical and hands-on approaches for bringing innovative ideas from the lab to the clinical environment. Fellows will be expected to choose a research project under the guidance of the program mentors and department staff, which will lead to conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed manuscript publications.
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We use the standardized “Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training” (VGMET) form released in 2018 by the ACGME, AHA, NAMSS, and OPDA. If you have a customized form, require program director signature and/or our institutional seal please select the appropriate option and email us the form.
A charge of $25.00 - $55.00 will be assessed for each comprehensive letter of verification, payable via credit card using our on-line payment portal (or by check, if submitting the request by US mail). This charge is in place to offset the fees we commonly incur while credentialing our own incoming residents and fellows. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Once the request has been submitted via the link below, please e-mail a completed Authorization for Release of Information form to RadiologyResidency@utah.edu.
When we have received the payment and trainee authorization, you will receive the completed verification of training form via e-mail. If you have further questions, please call 801-581-2868.
Prasanth Prasanna, M.D.
Chief of Imaging Informatics
University of Utah
Department of Radiology
30 North 1900 East #1A071
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132-2140
Phone: (801) 581-4624
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