MD-MA in Biomedical Informatics
The MD-MA in Biomedical Informatics is a joint degree between the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S)and the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences(GSAS)of Columbia University. The purpose of the combined program is to integrate graduate-level training in Biomedical Informatics with the training of medical students. It is geared specifically to those medical students who desire to enhance their medical training with research and training in computational skills and data-driven research as it applies to medicine, biology, and public health.
The aim of the MD-MA program is to develop research and computational skills for medical students, which are greater than the individual programs, and which will enable medical students the opportunity to contribute to and become innovators in improving medicine and health care with solutions involving information technology and data science. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to have a strong foundation in the fundamental techniques of biomedical informatics as well as in medicine, and will have a stronger ability to face the current challenges in medicine and health care related to computational medicine, computational biology, machine learning in healthcare, digital health, and public health informatics.
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