The Radiology Informatics Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, offers post-residency radiologists training in a wide variety of topics that fall under a broad definition of imaging informatics, which encompasses fields including clinical radiology, information technology, physics, computer science, and engineering.
In addition, the Radiology Informatics Fellowship training includes an overview of:
- Practical aspects of radiology practice management
- Best practices for equipment and technology assessment and selection procedures
- Government policies and regulation
- IT and informatics standards
- Important leadership skills, such as team building and project management
As an informatics fellow, you 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.
With abundant resources to leverage for informatics education, Mayo Clinic is an active participant in many initiatives:
- Health care information and image exchange
- Personal health record
- Cloud-computing and cloud-storage
- Deep machine learning
- Electronic study management
Mayo Clinic is a distributed clinical practice that spans four states and performs and interprets more than 3 million radiology exams annually. This complex integrated environment and the numerous IT and informatics specialists who are involved in the practice serve as resources for your education in radiology informatics.
A dedicated Radiology Informatics Laboratory provides space and computing resources for innovation, a testing sandbox, and training facilities for informatics fellows. Similarly, Mayo Clinic's Biomedical Imaging Resource Core and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offer computing and knowledge resources that you can draw on.
This training program is an unaccredited one-year fellowship.
Informatics fellows are encouraged to seek formal certification as Certified Imaging Informatics Professionals (CIIPs). After successfully completing the Radiology Informatics Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, you are eligible to take the Imaging Informatics Professional (IIP) Certification Exam offered by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII).
The Radiology Informatics Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 2000. One trainee completes this program annually.