MD-MPH Dual Degree Program

The MD-MPH degree requires five years of education. Medical students will complete the first two years of medical school curriculum. Please note: While you are in the School of Public Health your financial aid award will be decreased due to the decreased tuition charges. For further information please contact the Financial Aid Department. The fourth year will be your clerkships, and the fifth year will consist of a modified medical school curriculum (see below).

The MPH portion of the dual degree program can only be taken after successful completion of the second year of medical school. If you were an early assurance medical student, you will be required to take the GRE.

Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Gross Human Anatomy
  • Fundamentals 1: Molecules, Cells and Molecular Genetics
  • Fundamentals 2: Metabolism, Human Genetics and Pharmacology
  • Medicine and Society

Spring Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Host Defenses and Hematology
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Urinary Tract and Renal System
  • Musculoskeletal System and Integument

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Human Cardiovascular System
  • Lung and Respiration
  • Neuroscience and Behavior I

Spring Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Neuroscience and Behavior II
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

THIRD YEAR (MPH)

  • Devoted to the MPH curriculum schedule

FOURTH YEAR

Fall & Spring Semesters (MD)

  • 8 weeks each of Medicine and Surgery
  • 6 weeks each of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Family Medicine
  • 2 electives (4 weeks each)
  • Core Topics
  • Dilemmas in Medicine

FIFTH YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Basic Neurology*
  • Advanced Clerkship in Medicine
  • Surgical Specialties*
  • Transition to Residency
  • 2 MD electives (4 weeks each)

*If taken as elective during third year, additional elective must be taken.

Spring Semester (MPH)

  • Field Training
  • Integrative Project
  • Electives**

** Any remaining concentration area courses in the MPH program.