Training & Education

Welcome to the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical Informatics Training Program!

Applications for Fall 2014 are currently being accepted for the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Biomedical Informatics. More information about these opportunities, as well as funding through our National Library of Medicine Training Grant, follows. Apply Online.

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ recently established a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics & Quality Improvement, offered in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University, is accepting applications for Fall 2014.

The Vanderbilt DBMI Training Program is uniquely positioned to prepare future leaders in the field with a comprehensive understanding gained through a strong foundation in the principles and theory of biomedical informatics, and participation in mentored scientific research and large-scale informatics development and implementation projects. Collaboration on ongoing research projects within the Department of Biomedical Informatics and with the diverse faculty of Vanderbilt's basic, clinical, and engineering sciences departments provide an in-depth experience with cutting-edge research. The Training Program offers research-oriented MS and PhD degrees, as well as nondegree postdoctoral training and short-term internships. Students actively engage in high quality research mentored by our faculty. As a result, DBMI students have achieved outstanding publication records, as well as numerous recognitions from national organizations. Candidates with prior training in the computational and biosciences are preferred. Funding opportunities include our National Library of Medicine institutional training grant and postdoctoral research fellowships.

The major source of funding for pre- and postdoctoral education and training is our National Library of Medicine Training Grant in Biomedical Informatics. The training grant also offers short term training opportunities during the summer; these positions are available to students who wish to experience a 3-month project-oriented internship in our department.

Vanderbilt's student body represents a level of diversity rarely found in academic medical centers. Through the creation of an alliance between Vanderbilt Medical School and Meharry Medical School, the university has a large population of underrepresented minorities. Our department welcomes applicants from all cultural backgrounds.