For historical reasons, our medical informatics department is part of our medical education unit. I have raised this as an issue, because there is no logical reason for these two departments to be one. I feel that medical informatics has as much in common with medical education, as anatomy, physiology, chemistry, etc do.
Because medical informatics is so comparatively new, I'm facing some resistance, and will need to address several issues. The two that are currently raised are:
1. What other universities/medical schools around the world have a separate medical/health informatics department AND a medical education department/unit? If anyone knows of such, please let me have urls. (If they don't also have a medical education unit, please let me know anyway - there are several staff who don't believe that medical informatics is yet mature enough to be a discipline by itself, so by showing it at other institutions will help my cause).
2. What would be the main advantages to medical informatics of splitting?
If you have any input on either of these, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks very much.