The MD/MPH program prepares students to work as physicians in the public health field, enabling them to diagnose health problems and risk factors of individuals and communities. Electives, directed studies, and thesis projects, as well as selective field experiences and fellowships, allow students to study around the globe.
The MD/MPH program is designed to be completed within five years, four of which are spent primarily in the School of Medicine. The year spent in the School of Public Health follows the Clinical block of the new medical school curriculum and completion of the MD/MPH program satisfies the Discovery Phase requirement.
Entry to the MPH year is contingent on satisfactory evaluation of academic standing and professional conduct in the School of Medicine.