Center for Dental Informatics: Educational Programs

Dental Informatics Postgraduate Program (2-5 years): NIH-funded training program leading to an MS or PhD degree in biomedical informatics with concentration in dental informatics; prepares trainees for research careers.
Target audience:  dentists; dental students and residents; information or computer scientists; biomedical researchers.

Dental Informatics Research Program (4 weeks - 6 months): short term program focused on defined research or development projects; requires a written research/project plan prior to the start of the internship; includes no formal didactic component; allows individuals to gain informal experience with dental informatics.
Target audience: pre-dental/medical, computer science, information science and human-computer interaction students.

Practicum and Thesis Opportunities (4 weeks - 6 months): of interest for students and doctoral candidates who would like to apply their theoretical knowledge to the dental/medical field through supervised study; includes no formal didactic component.
Target audience: computer science, information science and human-computer interaction students in the latter stages of their curriculum.

All three programs are available to individuals within and outside of the University. The following participants typically come from within the University. Pitt faculty and staff usually apply for the postgratuate program (part-time only). For the internship program and the practicum/thesis programs, Pitt students usually come from programs such as the Health Information Management program and from the School of Information Science.