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Student Membership does not include:
If preferred, a paper application is available.
Updated May 2016
Student Membership is designed for individuals engaged in formal study, as defined by Board policies, in the fields of healthcare information and management systems. Student Members are afforded the benefits of Regular Members except the rights to vote or hold elective office.
Individuals applying for Student membership may not hold a full-time equivalent (FTE) position in the fields of healthcare information and management systems. Individuals must also be formally enrolled in, but not limited to, a: certificate, associate, undergraduate, graduate, postdoc or fellowship, or residency program.
Renewing Student Members:
Individuals seeking to renew their Student Membership in HIMSS will be allowed to do so assuming they are still enrolled in formal study and do not hold an FTE position. Current members can change their membership type to Student if the following apply: you are enrolled as a student and you are not currently employed in an FTE position.
Student Membership Profile:
Individuals seeking Student Membership are required to provide and maintain a Student Member profile. All Student Members are required to create/review/update their profile in order to complete the join or renewing process. Profile creation is automatically included as part of the registration process based on selection of Student Membership.
Student Membership Tenure:
Student Membership in HIMSS is limited to a lifetime maximum of five (5) years. Any extension beyond five years must be pre-approved by HIMSS Membership.
Student Membership Qualification for HIMSS Events:
Individuals seeking to register for a HIMSS event as a student, should a registration category for student be available, must provide evidence of full-time student status prior to completion of event registration. For purposes of student registration rates, student is defined as a person who doesn't hold an FTE position in the fields of healthcare information and management systems and is officially enrolled at a university, college, technical career college, or online institution. Full-time is defined as follows:
Student Membership Sign-Up and Verification Process*
Individuals eligible for Student Membership in HIMSS are allowed to register and pay dues for membership at any time using the HIMSS online membership registration process at https://marketplace.himss.org/Membership/Join
At the time of your registration you will be required to provide your Student Member profile which includes:
Accepted Documentation of Student Enrollment:
*Documentation of student enrollment may also be submitted within 30-days of Student Membership registration to: email@example.com
In addition, Student Members agree to random audits by HIMSS staff and upon request must provide evidence of enrollment within two weeks of the request date. If no information is provided the membership renewal type will by changed from Student to Regular. At the end of the fifth year of Student Membership renewals will be changed to Regular Member status unless pre-approved by HIMSS staff to continue as a Student Member.
Student Membership Dues