Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Informatics

*The 10,000 tuition subsidy from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is no longer available*

We will begin accepting applications for the class entering the fall of 2017 in late August 2016. All required documents are due by February 7, 2017. Please read the program requirements and application instructions carefully and feel free to  contact Kersti Winny, Academic Programs Administrator, if you have any further questions. 

410-502-3768 kwinny@jhmi.edu

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Informatics: Students currently cannot conduct externship activities in Kentucky, Massachusetts or North Carolina. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.

Sponsoring Department

Division of Health Sciences Informatics
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

The program consists of seven 3 credit courses, one of which is the practicum, all offered on a quarterly basis. The entire program can be taken remotely; there is no need to be in or near Baltimore.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the  Clinical Informatics Certificate Program, students will be able to:

  • Support or lead development of strategic direction for health information within the clinical enterprise
  • Participate in or lead development of clinical knowledge management tools
  • Support or lead the health IT systems development, procurement, and implementation process
  • Support or lead evaluation of health information systems and applications
  • Represent the enterprise’s interest in the national health IT debates, and particularizes that debate to meet local needs

Intended Audience

  • Clinicians (physicians, nurses, dentists, doctors of osteopathy)
  • Health specialists, including librarians and information managers seeking health IT skills.
  • Programmers/software engineers seeking health IT skills.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants should have one of the following three qualifications:

  • A previous master's or health-professional degree from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field relevant to Health IT, plus 3 years of experience in a field relevant to health IT.  While experience in health IT itself is a higher priority, consideration will be given to experience in IT or related fields, other than health.
  • An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to Health IT  from an accredited college or university and 1 year of experience in a field relevant to Health IT,  plus the GRE in the past 3 years. While experience in health IT itself is a higher priority, consideration will be given to experience in IT or related fields, other than health.

All applicants must provide official transcripts, a statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation and a CV. These, and any other supporting documents should be sent to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs, 1830 East Monument Street, Suite 620, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Students not already matriculated in a degree program at Johns Hopkins are referred to as special students, and should submit their applications and supporting documents through the School of Medicine.

Students matriculated at Johns Hopkins must apply for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate no later than two terms prior to their expected Post Baccalaureate Certificate completion date.

Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and non-degree-seeking students may apply at any time through the School of Medicine.

Online students are charged per credit and pay at the time of course registration. The new course registration site for School of Medicine courses will be available in August, 2016. The cost per credit for 2016-17 will be posted shortly. Information for financial aid can be found here.

Part-time students who qualify for financial aid as citizens or permanent residents of the United States must also be registered for a minimum of 5 credits combined in quarter 1 and quarter 2, and a minimum of 5 credits combined in quarter 3 and quarter 4.

To complete the application follow this link.

Important Transcript Information

It is the policy of the School of Medicine Registrar that new students have a complete set of original  transcripts on file prior to matriculation showing the degree awarded and date. An official transcript is one that is addressed to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs and sent directly from the granting institution to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Graduate Student Affairs:

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of Graduate Student Affairs
1830 East Monument Street, Suite 620
Baltimore, MD  21287

If the student’s undergraduate institution uses a secure electronic transcript service, notifications should be sent to:

Email: gradsoff@jhmi.edu

The transcript envelope must be sealed and stamped on arrival at the Office of Graduate Student Affairs. Transcripts addressed to the student cannot be accepted even if they are sent to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs.

Curricular Requirements

Clinical Informatics/Health IT Domain Subspecialist
Admission Requirements
  • Terminal clinical degree
  • Graduate degree in a related discipline
Quarter 1
Quarter 2
Quarter 3
Quarter 4

PLEASE NOTE THE ADD/DROP DATES FOR THE 2016/17 ACADEMIC YEAR

Date for withdrawal from a masters or certificate program with full refund is September 14, 2016, based on two weeks from start of classes.

  • Quarter 1, September 1, 2016 - October 26, 2016
  • September 14, 2016 - Last day to drop course/program with full refund
  • Quarter 2, October 27, 2016 - December 22, 2016
  • Last day to drop - November 10, 2016 by 5pm
  • Quarter 3, January 23, 2017 - March 17, 2017
  • Last day to drop - February 3, 2017 by 5pm
  • Quarter 4, March 27, 2017 - May 19, 2017
  • Last day to drop - April 7, 2017 by 5pm
  • Summer, May 15, 2017 - August 11, 2017
  • Last day to drop - May 30, 2017 by 5pm

 

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