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NLM Rotation for Biomedical Informatics Trainees

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Program Description

The NLM Rotation for Biomedical Informatics Trainees component of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications provides biomedical informatics training and research opportunities to graduate students and postdocs enrolled in NLM extramural Training Grant programs. Trainees interact and collaborate with LHNCBC research staff preceptors and participants in other components of the Training Program; this may lead to further collaboration. The FAQs include information about the lecture series that participants can attend.

The two-month rotation usually takes place in June and July.

Trainees are paid stipends equivalent to their regular monthly stipends, and receive reimbursement for travel to and from NLM and $700 per month housing allowances for two months. A Training Grant may be extended two additional months at a student's home institution to compensate for the time spent in the rotation.


Applicants should be NLM Training Grant students at the end of their first or second year of training.

Applications and Questions

The annual application deadline is April 15. Applicants will be notified by April 30.

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

  • A cover letter stating that this is an application for the NLM Rotation for Biomedical Informatics Trainees program and 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 preceptor

Please send application materials and address questions to:

Paul Fontelo, MD MPH
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38A, MSC 3826
Bethesda, MD 20894