Medical Informatics

Medical informaticians work to understand and promote the effective organization, analysis, and management of information related to health care. They deal with big data to help providers make informed decisions about the care of their patients and help clinical researchers obtain and use biomedical data to help improve human health. Informaticians work in hospitals, clinics, private practices, extended-care facilities, academic institutions, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and consulting firms. They can specialize in a wide range of fields, including dental informatics, global health informatics, nursing informatics, pharmacy informatics, public health/population informatics, and veterinary informatics.

Data on a computer

Student Resources

Professional Associations and Accreditation

Entrance Exam

Many graduate programs in medical informatics require the GRE as an entrance exam. If interested in a specific program, inquire with that program about entrance exam requirements. Learn more about the GRE here.

Selected Regional Programs

Important Note: Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements.