Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Master of Biomedical Informatics

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MBMI Curriculum

The MBMI program requires students to complete 10 course units (CUs), which include required courses, electives, and a capstone project. In addition, students must complete the online HIPAA and CITI training modules required of all PSOM students.

MBMI students are expected to participate in the annual Informatics Day, organized by the Institute for Biomedical Informatics. This day-long symposium includes a keynote lecture by an invited speaker, short talks by informaticians from the Penn and CHOP communities, and a poster session during which students will present their capstone projects for evaluation.

The MBMI course sequence is flexible, allowing students to pursue required and electives at their own pace, provided they complete all requirements within 4 years of matriculation. A typical student might complete the program in two years, with a schedule similar to this one:

  Fall Spring
Year 1 Intro to BMI Databases
Data Science Special Topics
Year 2 Implementation Science Learning Health Systems

Standards and Clinical Terminologies (.5 CU)

Human Factors (.5 CU) Capstone Project