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LHNCBC: Training - NLM Rotation for Medical Informatics Trainees
NLM Rotation for Medical Informatics Trainees
Program Description

The U.S. National Library of Medicine Rotation for Medical Informatics Trainees provides students enrolled in NLM funded Medical Informatics Training Programs an opportunity to learn about NLM programs and about Lister Hill Center research. The rotation includes a series of lectures and provides an opportunity for students to work closely with established scientists involved in Center research. The program gives participants the opportunity to meet fellows from other NLM funded programs and may lead to future collaboration with Center research staff as well as with researchers from other NLM Training Grant Programs.

Students will be paid a stipend equivalent to their regular monthly stipend, receive reimbursement for travel to and from the NLM, and a housing allowance of $700 per month for the 2 month NLM fellowship. The duration of students fellowships can be extended 8 weeks at their home institutions to accommodate for the time spent attending the NLM rotation.

Eligibility and Application Procedures

Applicants should be students on National Library of Medicine Training Grants at the end of their first or second year of training. The Rotation for Medical Informatics Trainees is an equal opportunity program. Selection for positions will be based solely on merit, without discrimination for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, or age.

Program participants will be notified by April 30, 2009.

Application Materials

Application deadline is April 10, 2009. Sessions start in June and last for eight weeks. The next session will begin June 8, 2009 and end July 31, 2009. Application materials include:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant's interests in informatics.
  • A copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae.
  • A transcript of the applicant's academic work.
  • A letter of support from a Training Program Mentor addressed to:
    Clement J. McDonald, M.D., Director
    Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
    U.S. National Library of Medicine

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