Best medical schools for interest in programming/computer science?

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I'm really interested in working with programmers/software engineers to advance medicine through programming/computer science. Note that I'm only a novice programmer, and I'm also not a computer science major, but I do think it would be really cool to work with a team that included programmers who were working on projects such as IBM's Watson. Which schools would be the best fit for this?

I'm guessing Stanford and UCSF are at the top in this regard since they're in SF, a known hub for programmers. Also, I think Pittsburgh's programming startup community is growing, plus Carnegie Melon has a top computer science program, so maybe that would be #3? Anyone have any ideas?

Also, for those of you who, like me, are interested in this stuff - check out this article: http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2016/08/computers-trounce-pathologists-in-predicting-lung-cancer-severity.html
 
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No med schools that I know of. But you can't go wrong with Cal Tech or MIT.
 
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No med schools that I know of. But you can't go wrong with Cal Tech or MIT.
Sorry if it wasn't clear. I meant medical schools. Also, I'm still very much interested in medicine and really want to go to medical school. It's just I think that the future is in physicians working more closely with computers to reach diagnoses, and I'd like to hop on board and contribute to that effort.
 
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Most medical schools will have some research going on where programming skills are highly valued. As might be obvious, Stanford comes to mind immediately for the number of projects going on that require programmers, but medicine is increasingly being supported by the field of computer science. I know of multiple projects here at Columbia where programming skills are needed.
 

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Pick a school where they have a good molecular genetics program, like Duke or U WI. Molecular Medicine requires lots of numbers crunching.


Sorry if it wasn't clear. I meant medical schools. Also, I'm still very much interested in medicine and really want to go to medical school. It's just I think that the future is in physicians working more closely with computers to reach diagnoses, and I'd like to hop on board and contribute to that effort.
 

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When you look for PIs to do research with, try to find one cross-appointments in departments such as genomics, biostats or comp bio
 

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PhD in bio-informatics possibly available at a medical school, but not an MD itself.

Stanford would probably be at the top given its tight connections w/ Google / Silicon Valley.
 

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Northwestern has really strong Biomedical engineering/ comp sci/ robotics programs. You could probably look at Feinberg (Northwestern's med school) or other med schools in the area. They are likely to have a lot of medially relevant research that require programming based on the programs offered through their school.
 

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I'll add UC Irvine to the mix. They have an integrated technology based medical education curriculum as well as a Dean of Instructional Technologies (Warren Wiechmann, MD). Dr. Wiechmann comes from a programming background and would be a good person to reach out to regarding your interest in programming/computer science within medicine.

Here's more info that might be of interest: http://www.meded.uci.edu/educational-technology/imeded-about.asp