Informatics Training Program

Graduate, Medical, and Dental School Students

Program Description

The Biomedical Informatics Training for Graduate and Medical Students component of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications provides summer or semester-long training and research opportunities to graduate students enrolled in MS, PhD, and MD programs. Students participate in on-going biomedical informatics research under the guidance of LHNCBC research staff preceptors. The FAQs include information about the lecture series that is part of this training.

This training is expected to complement the work students are doing at their home institutions.

Recipients may receive stipends, which can vary depending on education and experience. Appointments may be held throughout the year.

Requirements and Selection

Applicants should be enrolled in graduate or medical degree programs at accredited academic institutions in an appropriate discipline or expect to be enrolled by the time they would like to begin this program.

Participants will be selected based on their scientific background and experience, research accomplishments, the ability to match an applicant's background and capabilities with LHNCBC research projects, letters of recommendation, awards and honors, and the availability of funds, projects, staff, and facilities.

Applications and Questions

The deadlines for submitting applications are January 15 and June 15. Applicants will be notified approximately four weeks after the deadline.

Application materials, which can be submitted electronically to the e-mail address given below, should include:

  • A letter of interest that states that this is an application for the Biomedical Informatics Training for Graduate and Medical Students program, outlines the applicant's research interests, and includes desired starting and ending dates, e-mail address, postal address, and day and evening phone numbers
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications, awards, and honors
  • Transcript for the most recently completed degree
  • Transcript for the current degree or program
  • Three letters of recommendation

Please send application materials and address questions to:

Virginia Meyer, PhD
Training Manager
NLM Intramural Research Division
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-0234
E-mail: virginia.meyer@nih.gov