Preparing for a Biomedical Informatics Career 4/18/2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12:00 PM–1:00 PM

This event has been organized for the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP). It is also open to the public.

Over the past 30 years, biomedical informatics has emerged as an independent, rigorous discipline. Due to the rapid growth of clinical information systems, networked healthcare platforms, high-throughput genomic technologies, and consumer and public health informatics, the demand for knowledgeable and experienced staff and faculty has far outpaced the number of available trainees. The demand for health informatics workers is projected to grow at twice the rate of employment overall, and there is strong evidence that the nation already faces a shortage of qualified workers in this field. Physicians in all 24 subspecialties are now eligible to become Board Certified in Clinical Informatics. Opportunities for jobs in nursing informatics are exploding due to demand for nurses with the capability to assess organizational needs and to serve in roles such as Chief Information Officer or Information Technology Nursing Advocate.

We invite you to join a special information session for university advisors in the health professions to learn more about the field of biomedical informatics and graduate education opportunities and careers in the field. We will feature an overview of education and credentialing with a focus on the University of Chicago Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics degree.

Join us for an online information session to learn program details and admission requirements as well as to chat with program director Suzanne Cox, PhD.