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Thank you for your interest in the UNC Hospitals Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program!

Our CI fellows are embedded within our internationally renowned UNC Health Information Services Division (UNC ISD) where they will gain rich operational, strategic, quality improvement, research, and informatics experiences across multiple settings.

UNC ISD was one of the first organizations in the world to achieve HIMSS Level 7 for the Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity and HIMSS Level 7 outpatient and inpatient designations. UNC Health was one of 12 national beta launch partners for Apple’s Health Records. We are the first health system to natively embed a virtual visit platform for telemedicine into Epic, and one of the first customers to launch the Epic Virtual Care Companion application for care coordination and patient engagement. Additionally, our partners in strategy, change management, leadership, quality improvement, advanced analytics, innovation, and research across our enterprise and the UNC School of Medicine provide rich learning opportunities and experiences for our fellows.

We look forward to you exploring our website and video content we’ve created for you to learn more about UNC, UNC Health, the program, and the people who make our program great!

            Message from the Director

Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. We are very happy you are taking the time to explore our website and learn about our program.

As the director, I can wholeheartedly attest that our people are what makes this program stand out! We are privileged to work with amazing Clinical Informatics fellows, core and affiliated faculty, program staff, information services analysts and team members, UNC Health Care System leaders and stakeholders, and multiple UNC-Chapel Hill academic partners. If you are excited to learn in a team environment that is dedicated to improving health care delivery and research, the UNC Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program would be an excellent fit for you!

Our program is based in the Department of Family Medicine and is cross-cutting in its collaborations over the UNC Health Care and academic systems. With these strong partners, we provide a well-rounded, individualized approach to clinical informatics education. We have ample experiential learning opportunities driven by fellows’ individual interests, coupled with didactic sessions on the foundations and innovations within the field of clinical informatics. You will learn not only the theory and underpinnings of clinical informatics, but you will become partners in teams researching, creating, and implementing informatics solutions to solve some of the most pressing concerns of health care today. These endeavors will include quality improvement, operational, and research projects during your two years of clinical informatics training with us.

If you are looking to advance to the next level in real-world clinical informatics training and application, please explore our website and reach out to our program coordinator with any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best as you embark on the next phase in your clinical informatics journey!

Kim Shoenbill, MD, PhD
Program Director, UNC Clinical Informatics Fellowship

From the UNC Office of GME

Welcome from the Office of Graduate Medical Education at UNC Hospitals! For an overview of the fellow experience, we invite you to view UNC’s latest recruitment video.


Get to Know Us!

Meet some of our faculty and fellows; Hear what they have to say about our program and get to know our informatics family!

John Kim, MD

Alumni – Class of ’23

Isha Mehta, MD, MPH

Alumni – Class of ’23

Kim Shoenbill, MD, PhD

Program Director

Donald Spencer, MD, MBA

Associate Program Director


More Voices of UNC CIF


Resident Diversity Initiative

We believe that the richness of a diverse workplace drives all to their very best, professionally and personally. Cultural humility is not only about relating to patients and their families; it is about working in a culturally rich environment. The patient population we serve at UNC Hospitals is remarkably diverse and, as such, diversity in our residency, fellowship, nursing, faculty and staff enables us to better serve their needs. Promoting diversity in our residency programs is the right thing for our institution and enables us to provide the very best in clinical care, education and research to the remarkable patients that we serve.

UNC School of Medicine, Office of Graduate Medical Education

We are committed to achieving diversity in the individuals participating in the fellowship through ensuring that a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds are represented in the program. We are fortunate to have diversity reflected within our faculty, administrative personnel, and IT staff.