Columbia University

Columbia University
Type Private
Established 1754 (1754)
Chairman Jonathan Schiller
President Lee Bollinger
Provost John Henry Coatsworth
Location New York City, New York, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Columbia blue and white
Nickname Lions
Website columbia.edu
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=18943

Columbia University (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain. Columbia is the oldest college in the state of New York and the fifth chartered institution of higher learning in the country, making it one of nine colonial colleges founded before the Declaration of Independence.[1] The university is organized into twenty schools, including Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies. With an acceptance rate of six percent, Columbia University is tied for the second most selective academic institution in the world after Stanford.[2]

Informatics programs

Bioinformatics

The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

M.A. in Biomedical Informatics
30 credit hours and two residence units, completed in roughly two years (full-time); includes Master's essay and practicum
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.dbmi.columbia.edu/prospective-students/our-programs/ma/

Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics
60 credit hours and six residence units, completed in roughly three year (full-time); includes TA time, two prelim exams, and a dissertation
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.dbmi.columbia.edu/prospective-students/our-programs/phd/

M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics
60 credit hours and six residence units; "After two years of medical school, the student enters the doctoral program on a full-time basis, completing all coursework and the dissertation in three or four years. The medical degree is then completed in the following two years."
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.dbmi.columbia.edu/prospective-students/our-programs/md-phd/

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Degree)
Ph.D.: 60 credit hours and six residence units, completed in roughly four to six years; M.A.: 30 credit hours and two residence units, completed in roughly two years; has a number of other requirements
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.dbmi.columbia.edu/prospective-students/our-programs/postdoctoral-fellowship-degree/

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Non-degree)
Two- to three-year commitment
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.dbmi.columbia.edu/prospective-students/our-programs/postdoctoral-fellowship-non-degree/

Health and clinical informatics

The following health/clinical informatics options exist for potential students:

Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Fellowship
Two-year fellowship, with one slot open each year; "fellows must be board-eligible in another clinical specialty" by time of appointment
Available online? No
Program URL: https://www.dbmi.columbia.edu/prospective-students/our-programs/clinical-informatics-fellowship/

Certificate of Professional Achievement in Health Information Technology
12 credit hours, with nine monthly in-person sessions
Available online? Online plus on-campus
Program URL: https://www.dbmi.columbia.edu/prospective-students/our-programs/certification-program/

Additional external links

References

  1. "The Course of History". Columbia 250. Columbia University. 2004. http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_celebrates/shaping_the_world/index.html. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. "Top 100 - Lowest Acceptance Rates". U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges. U.S. News and World Report L.P. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/lowest-acceptance-rate. Retrieved 21 October 2016.