AMIA 10x10 FAQs

Eligibility

What are the prerequisites for taking an AMIA 10x10 course?

Specific prerequisites may vary by course. Please see each individual AMIA 10x10 course webpage. In general, a registrant should have a background in either health care or technology/IT.

If I live outside of the U.S., can I register for an AMIA 10x10 course?

Yes. Since AMIA 10x10 courses are virtual, if you have access to WiFi and a laptop, computer or tablet, anyone living in the U.S. or outside of the U.S., may register for an AMIA 10x10 course.

Successful completion

What constitutes course completion for an AMIA 10x10?

Completion requirements vary per course, but generally receiving a 70 percent or higher on any quizzes and completing the course project/Capstone or a 3-page final paper, will constitute completion. Please see each individual AMIA 10x10 course page for more details on successful course completion.

Are all AMIA 10x10 courses completely online and virtual?

Yes, all courses are virtual, but some may have a “live” discussion component. This means that one time per course, the course director may send out a poll to find the best time for the entire class to get together virtually and have a discussion. Otherwise all courses are virtual and asynchronous.

Some AMIA 10x10 courses also have an optional in-person session that is conducted at the end of the course. These in-person sessions are always optional, never mandatory, to attend. They are held during an AMIA meeting that falls within the year of the AMIA 10x10 course.

Tuition & Purchase

Is there a student/government discount for taking an AMIA 10x10?

No, AMIA does not offer any discounts for the AMIA 10x10 courses, unless an organization wishes to register five or more people for one course. With bulk registrations from one organization there is a tiered discount plan. Please email Susanne Arnold for more information, at susanne@amia.org.

Does AMIA offer financial aid for taking an AMIA 10x10?

No, financial aid is not available

Do I need to purchase any course materials for study in the AMIA 10x10?

This will vary by course. Some courses do require a textbook that needs to be purchased, but most courses do not use a standard textbook. Please see each individual AMIA 10x10 course page for more information on any course materials.

Do you have payment installment options or do I have to pay the full registration fee at one time?

AMIA does offer a payment installment plan. For those who may be interested in that option, please contact Susanne Arnold at susanne@amia.org.

Can I request an invoice for an AMIA 10x10 course or do I have to pay with a credit card?

You can request an invoice for an AMIA 10x10 course. AMIA accepts payment in the form of a check, credit card or wire transfer.

What is the refund policy for an AMIA 10x10 course?

If a registrant pays for an AMIA 10x10 course, then decides to withdraw from the course or cancel before the course start date, a full refund will be issued, minus a $50 processing fee.

If withdrawal or cancellation is submitted to AMIA up to 30 days into the course, a refund of half of the course tuition will be issued. 

Any cancellation or withdrawal occurring more than 30 days after a 10x10 course has begun, will not be eligible for a refund. Instead, the registrant may transfer to another AMIA 10x10 course offered by the same host institution occurring within the same calendar year.  Registrants may not transfer to a different host institution's course. Transfers may only occur within the same partner school’s AMIA 10x10 program.

If no transfer or refund request is received by AMIA within 30 days after an AMIA 10x10 course has ended, AMIA will assume all terms and conditions have been fulfilled.  After that timeframe, registrants are not eligible for transfers or refunds.

Can I “audit” a course and not pay if I am not interested in CME or college credit?

No, auditing of an AMIA 10x10 course is not allowed.

Benefits

Is the AMIA 10x10 program a certificate or degree program?

Neither; AMIA 10x10 courses are continuing education courses ONLY. They do not provide official certification and they are not a degree-granting course.

Will an AMIA 10x10 course offer transferrable college credit?

Some will; each course will vary, but most courses do offer transferrable graduate school credit, from the specific partner school. Please see each individual AMIA 10x10 course webpage for details.

Do all AMIA 10x10 courses offer CME or ANCC credit?

With two exceptions, all the AMIA 10x10 courses offer either CME or ANCC credits. The AMIA 10x10 courses that currently do not offer credit of any kind are Stanford and UTHealth.

What kinds of projects can people do after taking an AMIA 10x10 course?

AMIA 10x10 participants have shared with us some of the work they completed for their capstone projects. Please read a list of projects.

What do students who have taken an AMIA 10x10 course have to say about it?

AMIA 10x10 participants tell us the value of the course and how it helps them in their professional lives. Go here to read representative comments.

Will taking an AMIA 10x10 course help me get a job? Is there any post-course job assistance?

There is no official post-course job assistance. AMIA recommends becoming an AMIA member after completing an AMIA 10x10 course. As an AMIA member, you can access our job postings, job board and other informatics-related employment resources.

After someone completes an AMIA 10x10 course where do they note it? CV? Resume? Business card?

Most AMIA 10x10 course completers will add the course to the Education section of their CV or resume.

Who do I contact for more information about the AMIA 10x10 program?

For additional information, contact: Susanne Arnold, at Susanne@amia.org, or call (301) 657-1291