Clinical Informatics Diplomate Testimonials

After five years, there are now more than 1800 physicians physicians board certified in the subspecialty of clinical informatics. Physicians from all 24 medical specialties are eligible to apply to sit for the board certification exam.

For physician informaticians working in the field of clinical informatics, the opportunity to become certified required a personal study plan. More than 85 percent physicians who passed the board also participated in the AMIA Clinical Informatics Board Review Courses—CIBRC Live and CIBRC Online Plus.

What are clinical informatics diplomates saying about CIBRC?

“…I found the course (attended course in Philly) and the on line test to be very helpful. Thanks very much to the course organizers and the support staff ….”

Herbert Friedman, MD, MBA, FCCP, CMIO
Board-certified Clinical Informatician
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital,
Baltimore, Maryland

“… thanks to Bill, Bimal, Diane, and Tom for absolutely outstanding work on the review courses. I took both the online course and the face to face course in Chicago. It is hard to imagine the hundreds of hours of careful thought, literature review, and preparation that went into writing and delivering the course materials, all occurring in the setting of time pressure, interruptions, and competing workflows of the faculty's full time careers.. … They gave us an excellent framework around which to organize our review efforts…”

David M. Schlossman, MD, PhD, FACP, MMI, CPHIMS
Board-certified Clinical Informatician
Missouri Cancer Associates/Boone Hospital Center
Columbia, Missouri

"The course was terrific and got me through (and then some). Shortliffe, Greenes, and this bulletin board were great assists. Thank you all!"

Dev Mehta, MD
Gastroenterology – Pediatric
Board Certified Clinical Informatician
Orlando Health Physician Group
Orlando, Florida

"I did the in-person course [in Bethesda] and the online course/practice tests.  As an ‘OJT informaticist,’ this (along with a bunch of other independent study) was the right approach for me."

Joseph Jensen, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE
Board-certified Clinical Informatician
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas

"…My informatics learning has all been "school of hard knocks" stuff, with no formal training. My preparation for the exam consisted of "power-skimming" the Shortliffe, Degoulet, and Friedman textbooks, as well as going over the online review course several times. I thought the online review did an excellent job of preparing me for the test, especially considering this was a brand new test."

Karl A. Poterack, MD
Board-certified Clinical Informatician
Assistant Professor, Mayo Medical School
Phoenix, Arizona

"…I want to use this general forum to express my deepest gratitude to Bill Hersh and the others who taught the first review course in DC. While I have been doing clinical informatics for years, I have had no formal training and their course was the first didactic program I had attended. I would never have been able to prepare or pass this course without their efforts. I will confess that I did additional study, including the online course and read a couple of textbooks but they gave me a framework with which I could learn"

Michael B. Gorin, MD PhD
Board-certified Clinical Informatician
Harold and Pauline Price Professor of Ophthalmology - Stein Eye Institute
Dept of Ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine - UCLA
Los Angeles, California

More comments from Board-certified Informaticians

“I laud the CIBRC faculty and developers for their tremendous effort. In view of the fact that this was the first exam in a brand new specialty, I think they did an outstanding job.”

“I thought the review course was tremendous -I'd recommend it to anyone - test takers, and non-test takers”

“I thought the live CIBRC course was an excellent way to prepare for the exam.”

“I would recommend that the review course and practice exam be used together. The review course (either in-person) or online is a good overview and refresher, but cannot cover everything in great depth. The practice exam helps test retention of the knowledge and identify areas for further review or reading.”

“I think the review course and practice exam were both critical to identify the types of questions covered in the various sections.”