Columbia University Certification of Professional Achievement in HIT 2017-2018

Deadline: July 26 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight) - CLOSED

This program is inactive or past the deadline.


This is the application for Columbia University's 9-month, 12 credit online and in-person Health Information Technology certification program. The program is run by the Department of Biomedical Informatics within the School of Physicians and Surgeons. Students from diverse academic training and professional experience are welcome and excel in our program. We seek a variety of clinicians, informaticians, administrators, technologists, managers, and others interested in combining their prior experience with the training offered in our program to prepare for new entry or growth in expertise in the field of Health Information Technology.

The requirements for acceptance to the program include:

A Bachelor's Degree
Training or Experience in either STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math), healthcare, public health, or a related field.
Proven history of academic success
Ability to communicate clearly
Ability to work effectively in a team
Demonstrated ability to learn and use a variety of IT systems
Ability to attend monthly in-person sessions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full. New applications will not be accepted past the application deadline.

Eligibility to our program is limited to US Citizens/Permanent Residents or those who are already on a student visa that allows them to be in the country legally and matriculate in this program.


Complete the application using this system.
You will not be able to click SUBMIT for this application until the following is in the system:

$95 non-refundable application fee
Personal Information section
Personal Essay
Two letters of recommendation
Academic transcripts (Please note: you must upload unofficial transcript(s) in order to submit your application. Official transcripts can be received up to 6 weeks after the application deadline. Admission offers are contingent upon receiving official transcripts)