Applied Clinical Informatics

Our Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) Fellowship represents a national first—the only ambulatory-based ACI fellowship in a community health center, with a specific emphasis on impacting social determinants of health and care delivery to the underserved.

Our Passion is to leverage medical knowledge to optimize clinical care, use technology as a tool to improve clinician presence with patients, enhance care for the vulnerable, and improve the overall health and well-being of communities.


  • Two-year, ACGME-approved fellowship
  • Emphasis on graduates of primary care residencies—family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics
  • Competitive PGY-4–5 salary and benefits


  • Didactics—Certificate in Informatics from UTHealth Houston (online; option to obtain MS)
  • CI research, national meeting attendance
  • CI projects
  • Organizational leadership
  • Assist with clinical system maintenance
  • Assist with clinical research development
  • EPIC certifications
Team Collaboration and Fellowships


  • Baylor University: Computer Science Dept. (basic science experience, lectures)
  • UTHealth Houston, School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston, TX (didactic sessions, certification)
  • Ascension Providence Health System (inpatient informatics rotation – proposed)

Faculty & Educators

John Gill, MD

Fellowship Program Director
Board Certified CI

Kelly Nieves, MD

Acting CMIO
Board Certified CI

Tim Barker, MD

Board Certified CI

Kelly Ylitalo, PhD

Baylor University, Dept. of Epidemiology

@ 2024 Waco Family Medicine Residency