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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Department of Biomedical Informatics

Buffalo, NY

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Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Biomedical Informatics is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical informatics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Clinical informatics and decision support
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Bioinformatics and translational research informatics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biomedical ontology

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, MCAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

16
Applied
9
Accepted
5
Enrolled
56%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE, MCAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

15
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 26.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

6
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 1
Male (5)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Integrated information systems planning and evaluation, management of knowledge-based information resources, scholarly communication in the health sciences , the economic value of health information, electronic health records, natural language understanding, ontologies, telemedicine/telehealth systems of healthcare, quality management information systems, implementation and evaluation of electronic health record systems, ethical and social issues in informatics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 77 Goodell Street
Suite 540
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States
Contact Dr. Peter L. Elkin MD
Professor and Chair
Email: elkinp@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-816-7292
Fax: 716-842-4170

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