Pathway to Success: Health Sciences Librarian/ Health Informationist

UMSI Courses

Mastery Courses Affiliated:

  • Library and Archives Assessment
  • Digital Repository Architecture and Implementation
  • Instructional Practice in Information

Fulfill all MSI requirements. Strongly recommended courses include: 

Elective courses include: 

Field Internships & Experience

Sites where UMSI students have recently completed relevant internships include: 

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Depression Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Millennium Pharamceuticals, Boston, MA
  • Health Informatics Analyst, Altarum Institute, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan Public Health Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan Taubman Medical Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Texas Public Health Library, Houston, TX
  • Washtenaw Community Health Organization, Ypsilanti, MI

Career Success

Recent grads have accepted positions in this area that include:

  • Associate Fellow, National Library of Medicine
  • Bioinformationist, University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library
  • Education and Information Services Librarian, Boston University Alumni Medical Library
  • Health Sciences Librarian, Brown University
  • Informatics Program Manager, Harvard Medical School
  • Information Specialist, National Association for Patient Safety
  • Librarian, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins American Journal of Medicine
  • Manager, Patient Education Resource Center, U-M Cancer Center
  • Manager of Operating Room Information Systems, Temple University Health Systems
  • Fellow, National Library of Medicine

The Pathways highlighted in this section are suggested routes to desired career goals.  Other routes through the MSI curriculum are also possible.  We'll advise you on your selection of courses, internships, and activities to support your career goals.