Pharmacy Clinical Informatics Internship

The goal of the Pharmacy Clinical Informatics Summer Internship Program is to develop future pharmacy leaders in informatics through exposure to population health and clinical informatics principles. It is open to currently enrolled Doctor of Pharmacy degree students in an ACPE-accredited school or college with an anticipated graduation date of 2024 or 2025. The application form to open in December. For more information, see

Medical Students

United States medical students can apply to DCI Informatics Fellowship program. See also our Former Informatics Fellows page.

International physicians can apply for a one- or two-year fellowship. There is tuition, and students must be self-funded from their institutions.

Harvard Medical students can apply for rotation at DCI in this course, ME530M.1 Clinical Informatics

Clinical Informatics, ME 530M 1

Participating Faculty: Yuri QUintan, Steven Horng 

2024 Spring

  • Class Number:17523
  • Course ID:214828
  • Consent:Instructor
  • Class Capacity:No Limit
  • School:Harvard Medical School
  • Department:Program in Medical Education
  • Subject:Medicine
  • Units:0-4
  • Course Component:Discipline Specific
  • Grading Basis:HMS Clinical Grading
  • Cross Reg:N/A
  • Instruction Mode:In Person
  • Curriculum Phase:Post-PCE
  • Visiting Clerks:Yes (may be restricted for international students)
  • Course Type:Advanced Clinical Electives
Class Notes:

Students may add themselves to the waiting list for this course during add/drop periods but not during lottery periods. This elective will provided students with a broad overview of the newly recognized field of clinical informatics. The American Board of Medical Specialties has recognized "Clinical Informatics" as a medical sub-specialty and physicians in all 24 subspecialties are now eligible to become Board Certified in Clinical Informatics. Clinical Informatics is the application of information and communication technology to deliver healthcare services. Students with have the opportunity to interact with both local and national leaders as we explore the opportunities and barriers at the intersection of medical education and health information technology. Students will explore how can Electronic Health records be leveraged in clinical settings to improve patient engagement, optimize disease management, and implement prevention initiatives? Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors and physician leaders at the Office of the National Coordinator for health Information Technology (ONC) in the US Department of Health and Human Services to explore these questions, design "lean" experiments, and collaborate with both government and educational leaders to better understand and define policy or process interventions. The Division of Clinical Informatics is a research division of the Department of Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and has been at the forefront of computers in healthcare for 40 years. This elective is designed to give students hands-on experience with the design, implementation, governance, and evolution of electronic health records and other real-world clinical computing systems. Enrollment is subject to the pre-approval of the course director, Dr. Yuri Quintana,

International Students

We occasionally take unpaid interns if their educational interests are highly aligned with our current projects. Students will learn from our faculty and our international collaborators.

Pharmacy Students

The Division is home to the BIDMC Multidisciplinary Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program is a 2-year ACGME-accredited training program. For over 50 years, the DCI training programs have trained leaders who will transform healthcare through the creative use of information and communication technology. Through real-world exposure to and participation within one of the world preeminent clinical computing system environments, our fellows learn how to assess the needs of clinicians and patients, refine clinical processes, and design and implement clinical systems. Each fellow is expected to complete a capstone project that demonstrates their mastery of clinical informatics. Fellows may also consider obtaining a Masters in Biomedical Informatics, offered through the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.

United States citizens and permanent residents can apply for stipend, tuition, and travel funds, typically for two- to three-year periods. These funded positions are supported by a training grant from the National Library of Medicine, NIH and are administered by the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI).  Fellows also work clinically in their specialty in collaboration with one of our participating clinical departments.

MIT undergraduate student

MIT students can apply to work at DCI with MIT UROP program. For more information, contact Yuri Quintana, PhD, Chief of the the Division of Clinical Informatics at


Other Student Programs

Project: Mobile Health App Development for InfoSAGE (FHIR)

InfoSAGE (, short for 'Information Sharing Across Generations,' is an innovative web and mobile application created to help families coordinate the care of older adults. The program was created by researchers at the Division of Clinical Informatics ( at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. InfoSAGE allows an older adult, or their proxy, to create a private social network to help coordinate their care. Functions of InfoSAGE include the ability to manage an outpatient medication list, create a task list, and search a list of selected web information resources. We are interested in expanding the InfoSAGE functionality by allowing users to electronically import a medication list after being discharged from the hospital.  We plan to expand the InfoSAGE mobile app to connect to electronic medical record systems via FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) to import medications with proper login-authorized access by the patient. FHIR ( is an international standard that is enabling health data interchange across electronic systems. Future work will involve expanding InfoSAGE to other electronic biometric devices.We are looking for a student to work on mobile app development (Flutter, React Native). For more information, contact Dr. Yuri Quintana at

Project: Mobile Apps to Support Patient Social Needs

We are seeking to expand the use of InfoSAGE to support people with socio-economic challenges. To do this, we seek to better understand health disparities and some of the digital divide issues that might be a barrier. This work will involve researching literature to see how we can better collect social determinants of health and use InfoSAGE to refer patients to supportive services. We are looking for a student to work on literature review and content development. For more information, contact Dr. Yuri Quintana at

Project:  Alicanto™ - A Global Learning and Collaboration Platform

Alicanto™ is a social learning platform that supports online learning communities supported by multimedia content, courses, and online groups. The system can host an on-demand library of learning content, self-paced courses, e-commerce for paid-only courses, group areas for document sharing and discussion areas, and video conferencing that can be used for case discussions or consultation meetings. Alicanto is being used by Harvard area hospitals for global education and for sharing clinical best practices. We are looking for a student to work on web-based software development (PHP, Drupal). For more information, contact Dr. Yuri Quintana at

Project:  Alicanto Mobile and Web Development

We are currently developing a mobile app that will extend the capabilities of the platform to allow offline viewing of content and more interactive ways for the community to communicate. The mobile app is being developed in React Native for both iOS and Android. An Alicanto Maternal Health website is being established for maternal health centers in Latin America to have access to evidence-based education and best practices. . We are looking for a student to work on web development (FHIR, PHP, and Symfony) or mobile app development (React Native). For more information, contact Dr. Yuri Quintana at

Project:  Alicanto Maternal Health Education

There is a global need to end preventable maternal deaths and to improve maternal and child health.  According to a 2016 systematic analysis by the United Nations (UN), approximately 830 women die every day around the world from preventable causes related to pregnancy, and 99% of all maternal deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). A large and growing body of research suggests that most cases of maternal deaths could be avoided with timely access to quality healthcare. We aim to use Alicanto to educate health care providers and patients on safer approaches to maternal health. We are also developing a database of outcomes for the region. We are particularly interested in studying health disparities in maternal health in low-resource settings. We seek an intern to help in a literature review, the creation of databases for regional outcomes comparisons, and understanding some of the resource challenges in our partner clinics We are looking for a student to work on literature reviews and content development. For more information, contact Dr. Yuri Quintana at