Educating 10,000 informaticians by 2010: The AMIA 10 × 10 program

William Hersh, Jeffrey Williamson

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Objectives: There is an increasing need for a larger and better trained workforce in medical informatics. The goal of the American Medical Informatics Association 10 × 10 program is to educate 10,000 clinicians in medical informatics by the year 2010. Methods: We adapted an on-line introductory graduate course toward this goal. It was evaluated using Likert-scale and open-ended questions. Results: The course was successfully implemented and attracted 51 individuals, 44 of whom completed it. The evaluation was generally positive, with all but one Likert-scale above 4.0 on a 1-to-5 scale. Conclusions: We successfully adapted an introductory medical informatics course to a larger audience. The evaluation showed it was received positively and we have further plans to scale it to an even larger audience to meet the goals of the 10 × 10 program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - May 2007


  • Biomedical informatics
  • Distance learning
  • Education
  • Medical informatics
  • Workforce training and development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics


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