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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Medical Informatics Program

Why Medical Informatics at Downstate


Downstate Medical Center is one of the very few public institutions in the New York city metro area to offer a masters degree program in medical informatics. A state-of-the-art program in Medical Informatics from a regionally-accredited institution addresses all the key aspects of what it takes to advance in medical informatics. The highly affordable tuition, convenient evening class offerings, and hands-on courses, make our program a unique choice for students. Our program offers students an opportunity to learn from outstanding faculty who are experienced instructors and successful professionals.

A 39-credit program designed for full-time or part-time study

Lab facilities- we have fully functional computer lab with necessary resources which is always accessible to students. We also have dedicated servers that provide authorized students remote access to selected software resources to complete course related assignments.

Small class size

Flexible- our program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. The program is mostly offered in the evening which is suitable for working professionals to complete the program while keeping their day jobs.

Internship opportunity- the program requires an internship, which provides an opportunity to apply knowledge learned from the course, to a practical health care environment.

Brooklyn Free Clinic experience- Downstate's students run a free clinic in Brooklyn that provides free health care services to the underserved population in the community. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain exposure to the real-world health care setting. Students can also participate in various activities at this facility to enhance their clinical experience.

Industry demand- there is a great demand for medical informatics professionals in the tristate area and the job growth is faster than any other field. A 2015 Crain's report showed that employers find it difficult to fill health information technology related jobs due to a shortage in properly trained professionals.

Convenient location- Downstate is located in Brooklyn which is easily accessible via public transportation including the New York City subway.

Students are afforded opportunities to be engaged in extracurricular activities through the Medical Informatics Student Association.