Competing for – and winning – a two-year fellowship that seeks young professionals with “exceptional leadership potential” is the latest achievement for Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) alumnus Dr. Ryan Burdick.
Dr. Burdick, a 2019 graduate of the CUKC College of Chiropractic, is a recipient of a fellowship that is a partnership between the Yale Center for Medical Informatics at the Yale University School of Medicine and the Veterans Administration Connecticut Healthcare System. The partnership is called Innovations in Musculoskeletal Pain Administration, Analytics, and Care Training (IMPA2CT).
“It is a big honor to receive this fellowship,” Dr. Burdick said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to advance healthcare delivery and to be an influencer and shaper of healthcare policies and programs at a national level.”
The two-year fellowship program, under the direction of Anthony Lisi, D.C., begins in August. The program will provide advanced training in healthcare policy, administration, and informatics relating to managing musculoskeletal pain disorders. Medical informatics is a relatively new term describing the intersection of information science, computer science, and healthcare. The medical informatics field seeks efficient use and management of patient healthcare information.
“Dr. Burdick was an active student leader at CUKC. The University is thrilled to see him representing the chiropractic profession in this prominent role within a multidisciplinary environment,” said Dr. Jon Wilson, dean of the CUKC College of Chiropractic.
According to the Yale University School of Medicine/U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plan document, the fellowship program helps the recipients to develop as “leaders in the analysis and administration of healthcare system programs.” And rather than an overall focus on healthcare solutions, the IMPA2CT program specifically focuses on “innovative, nonpharmacological approaches” to treating musculoskeletal pain.
In the IMPA2CT program, those who received fellowships will work on issues relating to Electronic Health Records, clinical decision support, data analysis, and quality and safety.
According to the IMPA2CT plan document, the first year provides experiential learning and coursework. The second year provides advanced learning and project leadership.
IMPA2CT Director Dr. Lisi and the program’s core faculty will create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for each fellowship recipient. The IDP guides each recipient’s training activities according to their career goals and ensures completion of IMPA2CT program goals.