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Part of the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) mission is “to educate current and future leaders, innovators, and problem solvers across Texas, the nation, and the world.” As SBMI works toward fulfilling this mission, the school also aims to provide our students and alumni with resources for building a successful career in the field of informatics.

In pursuit of that goal, SBMI works to assist certificate, masters, and doctoral students with preparing for productive and meaningful careers. We recognize there are needs specific to graduate students and we provide resources to help meet the unique needs of individuals in this industry.

The following resources and links provided on this page are intended to help students explore topics surrounding the career development of graduate learners.

Tips for Resume Building

In order for your resume to stand out from the crowd, it must be a well-crafted document that concisely highlights why you are the right candidate for an interview (and ultimately the job). Remember that your resume should be a “work in progress” that builds over time as you continue to collect new experience and skills.

Informatics Resume 101 Video Series featuring Assistant Professor Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP)


Resume Checklist created by Assistant Professor Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP)


Resume Tips from Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Curricular Affair Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA


HIMSS Resume and Cover Letter Tips


AMIA Resume Writing Tips


Job Boards in the Informatics Field

Many of these job boards require account registration to gain access but it is often free of charge. The job boards of large, professional organizations also provide career insights for different occupations, interviewing tips, resume writing tips, networking tips, and much more.

Preparing for Job Interviews

The goal when applying for a job is not to immediately get hired – the goal is to be asked to interview. At that point, you can showcase why you are the right candidate for the position. As you, the applicant, and the employer exchange information, they can find out more about your knowledge, skills, and personality traits to make sure you are a fit for the qualifications of the position.

Other Helpful Resources

LinkedIn Learning

Gain access to up-to-date content and expert led courses on LinkedIn Learning. Learn business, creative, technology, and other necessary professional skills through this service. Completed courses appear on your LinkedIn profile for your professional community to see. Instructions on how to get started are available here.


We encourage SBMI students to sign up for the UTHealth Alumni Community to find a mentor. Many Alumni are active on this platform and are willing to serve as a mentor to help students or other alums grow professional. On this platform, you can find a mentor by job function, industry, company, or based on how you are matched given your LinkedIn profile similarities.

SBMI Career Day

Each spring, SBMI hosts an annual Career Day.During the live event, students are provided guidance and tips as they prepare for the professional field of informatics. We help students refine a resume, perfect networking skills, prepare for an interview, craft a LinkedIn profile, and more. Career Day is usually in April so please visit the website for more information.