The graduate certificate in clinical informatics program at WMed is designed to serve physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other clinical professionals who want to become clinical informaticians who can then use their new skills to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care delivered in clinical settings. The program is specifically geared for clinical professionals with medical training and experience who want a course of study that operates at a high level that leverages their training and experience.
Certificate in Applied Clinical Informatics
The Certificate in Applied Clinical Informatics is designed for participants with a healthcare background (clinical, administrative, or technical) and focuses on the challenges in development and application of healthcare technology in a variety of clinical settings. The goal of the program is to provide working clinicians with useful knowledge and applicable skills that will enable them to make a positive impact on the delivery of healthcare through the use of appropriate technology.
Master of Science Degree in Clinical Informatics
Students interested in more in-depth knowledge of applied clinical informatics can pursue the Master of Science degree in Clinical Informatics. The certificate program constitutes the first year of the Master’s program. The second year of the Master’s program provides students with advanced training in applied clinical informatics covering such topics as advanced data analytics, healthcare technology security, technology project planning and implementation, data standards and interoperability, and current informatics research, and culminates in a capstone project in a healthcare setting. To accommodate working professionals, the program uses both on-campus and online instruction. You attend class every other Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. On alternate weeks you complete online learning activities and participate in an instructor-led online group discussion.
Questions? Contact the WMed Office of Admissions.
Applying to WMed
In order to be eligible for admission, you should have earned or plan to earn a bachelor’s or advanced degree in a field related to healthcare or health informatics from an institution accredited by a regional accreditor that is recognized by both the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or comparable work experience.
Be either a US citizen or permanent resident.
The application includes the following:
- Personal statement describing your professional goals in pursuing a degree in clinical informatics
- Curriculum vitae with list of publications and relevant special interests
- Three letters of recommendation
- $100 application fee
The application deadline is July 15, 2017. Applications will be processed as they are received. Select candidates will be invited to complete a telephone interview with a member of the Program Committee. Decisions will be communicated on a rolling basis and by no later than August 1, 2017, with classes beginning September 2017.
- Confirmation of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an institution accredited by a regional accreditor that is recognized by both the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
- Official transcripts from each institution you have attended
- Criminal background check
- Evidence of health insurance
- WMed health forms and required immunizations
- Alcohol, tobacco, and controlled substances testing
Consumer Information and Campus Safety
All applicants are encouraged to review our Guide to Consumer Information and the Annual Campus Safety and Security Report.