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Consultant Terminologist Program

The aim of the SNOMED International Consultant Terminologist Program is to enable an individual with SNOMED CT editing experience to develop into a SNOMED International Consultant Terminologist. The individual successfully completing the mentoring program will be designated as a “SNOMED International Consultant Terminologist,” indicating that the individual is qualified and capable of undertaking advanced development tasks. Periodic recertification is required every three years to maintain that status.

The Consultant Terminologist Program has been undergoing a review for the past year, with both internal and external input. As part of that review, there have been many contributions to both identifying where changes could be made and also the benefits found from participating. To those that contributed, we want to thank you for your input!


We have concluded our evaluation and can now advise that the Consultant Terminologist Program will no longer be offered in the same format. Students who are currently enrolled will be able to complete the program and become certified. However, SNOMED International will not be accepting new students into the program. For prior participants needing to re-certify in 2018, the period of certification will extend for 12 months.


SNOMED International’s redesign of the terminologist education program will include the following elements:

  • Recertification will continue to be available for those currently certified. However in 2019 a new recertification process will be rolled out. While the full details have not been finalized, we will ensure that the Consultant Community of Practice is advised of the new process with sufficient time to meet the requirements.
  • As part of these changes, SNOMED International's terminologist education will reside entirely with the Education and Product Support team and will transition out of other areas such as Content and Mapping.
  • The Content Development Theory Course and the Consultant Terminologist Program will be redesigned into a streamlined, multi-level terminology authoring program. This program will start with a Level 1 Terminology Authoring Course, which will combine content development theory with a 'hands-on' authoring component using a training version of our terminology authoring platform. The Level 1 pilot is due to commence in September 2018.
  • Building on this, an advanced Level 2 Terminology Authoring Course will be piloted in late 2019. This online course will also include a hands-on component. We anticipate that this course will supersede the current Consultant Program. Further details of this course will be made available at a later date.

 

Certified Consultant Terminologists  

Name                    

Country     

Initial Certification    

Last Certified    

Case, James

USA

April 2012

April 2015

Cheetham, Ed

UK

April 2012

 

Goldberg, Bruce

USA

April 2012

April 2015

Reynoso, Guillermo

Argentina

April 2012

April 2015

Rogers, Jeremy

UK

April 2012

 

Fung, Kin Wah

USA

April 2013

 Oct 2016

Muys, Herman

Belgium

April 2013

 

Wade, Geraldine

USA

April 2013

 Jan 2017

Richardson, Cathy

Australia

Oct  2013

 Oct 2016

Gao, Yongsheng

UK

Aug 2015

 

Shayengani, Shapoor 

Canada

Oct 2015

 

Amos, Paul

UK

Oct 2015

 

Houghton, Patricia

Argentina

Nov 2015

 

Cordell, Matt

Australia

Dec 2015

 

Campbell, James

USA

May 2016

 

Karlsson, Daniel

Sweden

May 2016

 

Wilcke, Jeff

USA

May 2016

 

Van Berkum, Monique

USA

June 2016

 

Keni, Sarita

USA

June 2016

 

Braithwaite, Maria 

UK

Oct 2016

 

Campbell, Keith 

USA

Jan 2017

 

Harry, Sarah

UK

Feb 2017

 

Sperzel, David

USA

April 2017

 

Ismat Mohd Sulaiman

Malaysia

Oct 2017

 

Nicola Ingram

UK

Jun 2018

 

Monica Harry

Canada

Jun 2018

 

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