The program is just one prime example of the university’s commitment to innovation, one of the pillars of UC’s strategic direction, Next Lives Here.
Doarn says the certificate program will teach and reinforce concepts of telehealth to a wide variety of individuals, including physicians, residents, nurses, allied health professionals, information technology specialists, administrators and business associates on a wide range of topics, “from A to Z,” as he puts it. The certificate program will provide a solid foundation and will prepare participants for new challenges facing health care.
Admission criteria will include a baccalaureate from an accredited university or college with a graduating GPA of 3.0 or higher. One letter of recommendation from a previous teacher or a professional will be required, as well as a resume and a short goal statement.
“The university’s role, in my mind, is to educate the next generation of people, whether they’re chemists, poets, musicians, physicians, lawyers, pharmacists, whatever they might be,” says Doarn. “To be an integral part of the public health of the community, we want to integrate tools and technologies developed and taught online by recognized scholars and leaders in the field of telehealth.”