Additional Training Opportunities

Many former fellows have taken advantage of the vast number of opportunities availed to them at Stanford. Some of these include:

Formal Graduate Degrees and Certificates from Stanford University

(typically completed as part of a research fellowship though some options also available to Clinician Educator Pathway fellows)

Clinical Informatics Fellowship

  • ACGME certified fellowship program through the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Focus on transform health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.
  • Qualification: completion of Rheumatology fellowship
  • Duration: 2 years
  • One position yearly; application through Clinical Informatics

BioDesign Innovation

  • Hands on experience working on multi-disciplinary teams with members from other departments throughout the university and proven mentors to identify important health care needs, invent novel technologies to address them, and prepare to implement products into patient care through start-up or corporate channels
  • Qualification:  completion of at least first clinical year of rheumatology
  • Duration: 10 months; may be overlapped with research years
  • Multiple positions yearly; application through Biodesign Program

Value-Based Health Care Design Innovation

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, fellows develop a solid foundation of design thinking for health care, gain experience in developing innovative care models, and work with health system and industry leaders to optimize quality of care delivery systems with lower spending
  • Qualification:  completion of at least first clinical year of rheumatology
  • Duration: 1-2 years; may be overlapped with research years
  • Multiple positions yearly; application through Clinical Excellence Research Center