Combined MD and MSHIA Degree
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the FIU College of Business offer a combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analysis.
The combined MD/MSHIA degree includes digital health training in medical school education in addition to the 4-year medical school curriculum. Clinical informaticians provide a broad range of services to improve patient care, including enhancing electronic health records systems, clinical decision support, data visualization and interpretation, and health-related knowledge management.
FIU students may apply to the combined MD/MSHIA program in their third period of medical study. However, please note that each college independently reviews and admits applicants to their programs. And only students admitted to both programs can enroll in classes in the combined program.
Combined degree students complete the first 3 years of coursework in the MD program at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. At the beginning of their fourth period of medical study, students admitted to the combined program pause their medical studies and begin classes as part of the MSHIA program. They take MSHIA classes during their fourth year's fall, spring, and early summer semesters to complete the 27 hours of MSHIA coursework. Additionally, ten credits taken at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine are applied toward the 37 credits required for the MSHIA degree.
At the beginning of the fifth year, students resume their MD program curriculum. And students who complete all requirements graduate with both degrees at the end of the 5 years.