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LHNCBC: Training - Clinical Elective in Medical Informatics for Medical and Dental Students
Clinical Elective in Medical Informatics for Medical and Dental Students
Program Description

The goal of this program is to provide medical and dental students with an introduction to medical informatics and to interest some of them to pursue a career in the field. The NIH Clinical Elective in Medical Informatics provides students who are interested in the use of computers in medicine an overview of the field of medical informatics. The elective offers students an opportunity to participate in research under the mentorship of NIH research staff. Examples of potential research for student participation include:

  • Clinical Informatics
  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • World Wide Web Applications
  • Wireless Computing for Medical Applications
  • Telemedicine
  • Database Design
  • Biomedical Knowledge Discovery
  • Medical Language Processing
  • Automated Image Processing
  • Next Generation Networking
Eligibility and Application Procedures

The Elective in Medical Informatics is available to students enrolled in U.S. accredited medial schools. The following application materials are required:

  • A letter of interest stating career goals, desired dates of attendance, email address, postal address and day time phone number.
  • Copy of curriculum vitae.
  • Letters of approval and recommendation from the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and from one instructor.
In the application letter, please indicate an eight week period that best meets your schedule.

Applications and Inquiries

Please address all questions and application materials to:

May Cheh
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38A, MSC 3826
Bethesda, MD 20894