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Medical informatics programs

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Julie Bolding, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. Julie Bolding

    Julie Bolding Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pierre, S.D.
    Which are the strongest medical informatics programs? I've got a background in library science, journalism and want to apply to programs that focus on content. Would be interested in hearing from those currently in one. Thanks.

    Julie Bolding
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  3. GreatPumpkin

    GreatPumpkin Mystical Treatbringer 10+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2001
    The University of Pittsburg has an extensive program.

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  4. Hopkins2010

    Hopkins2010 Banned Banned

    Nov 5, 1999
    Baltimore, Maryland
    What does an MD with training in informatics do on a typical job? Work at a hospital on designing software or networking computers?
  5. EpiII

    EpiII Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 26, 2001
    Informatics is still a new and openning field. Are talking about getting training while in Med School or after or apart from Med School?

    The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has a program as does UC Davis. UC Irvine also has one, but they are not necessary closely or integrally related with the med schools.
  6. Voxel

    Voxel Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2001
    There is a fellowship in radiology that combines medical informatics with body imaging. There are several programs: Northwestern (chicago, IL), U Pitt, U Maryland, USCF, and combined Harvard program. These programs are all 1 year fellowships after 5 years of radiology. The harvard program is about 3 years I believe. I know of a neurologist (4 years neurology residency + 3 years informatics), who did this training at harvard and is now head of IT stuff at a medical school.

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