Dominican University Offers Free Tuition for Specific Classes for EMS Professionals


Dominican University NY is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for EMS and healthcare sector professionals with a bachelor’s degree. The first ten accepted applicants for the January 2024 Health Informatics Certificate will have the tuition waived for the first semester’s classes.

This offer aims to alleviate financial burdens and encourage more individuals to pursue additional education and training. Those who earn a Certificate in Public Health Informatics & Technology (PHIT) at Dominican will receive the education, support, and internship opportunities necessary to excel in their careers.

The goal of the Health Informatics curriculum is to strengthen the ability of healthcare professionals to utilize data science to better react to health care emergencies, better collect and analyze public health records, leverage the opportunities provided by today’s technology, and elevate the diversity in the health care workforce. The Certificate offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of EMS and healthcare professionals, empowering them to make a difference in the field.

Dominican University is one of only ten colleges nationwide, and the only institution in the tri-state, to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to develop a PHIT curriculum. The effort is supported by a notable group of consortium members including Bon Secours Charity Health System, CorEvitas, Cornerstone Family Healthcare, EmpiRx Health, Mount Sinai Health System, and the New York State Department of Health.

Dominican University NY's commitment to supporting the professional growth of EMS and healthcare sector professionals underscores its dedication to the community and the vital role these individuals play in ensuring the well-being of society. The PHIT Certificate curriculum is led by a team of experienced faculty members who bring their real-world expertise to the classroom ensuring that students receive practical, up-to-date training that is directly applicable to their work in the field. Recognizing the demanding schedules of EMS and healthcare professionals, the Certificate offers flexible learning options, including online classes and evening courses, allowing students to balance their education with their career responsibilities.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the January 2024 class as soon as possible to take advantage of this unique opportunity. For application details and additional information, please visit Prospective students interested in learning more about the PHIT Certificate should email Assistant Professor Carrie Boericke at

This project is supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 90PH0004/01 The Public Health Informatics & Technology Workforce Development Program for grant amount $2.2 million. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by ONC, HHS or the U.S. Government.

About Dominican University NY

Established in 1952 and located in the scenic Hudson Valley, Dominican University is one of a select group of colleges to be named a College of Distinction, based on its excellence in Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful outcomes. In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University New York a Top Performer on Social Mobility on its 2022-2023 Best Colleges list. Dominican University is also recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. More information can be found here

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