Use the links below for detailed information about requirements of the MD/MPH program:
Use the links below for more information about MD/MPH program competencies:
General Curricular Requirements and Competency
To receive the MD/MPH combined degree, students must fulfill all requirements for graduation from both schools before the graduation deadline. To receive the MD/MPH combined degree, students must fulfill all requirements for graduation from both schools before the graduation deadline.
While students develop MD/MPH competencies specific to both their medical and public health curricula (see below for links to specific competencies), the competency that bridges the public health curriculum with the medical school curriculum is that MD/MPH students graduate from the MD/MPH program with the ability to use educational experiences in the School of Medicine to apply population-based and public health findings and principles in assessing individuals and groups at risk of disease and injury and to translate these findings and principles into recommendations and actions for improved health in clinical practice settings.
School of Medicine Requirements and Competencies
Courses in the School of Medicine that provide public health content and that MD/MPH combined degree students are required to take include the following:
- Foundations in Medicine I & II
- Family and Community Medicine clerkship
- MD/MPH one-month rotation (3rd or 4th year)
- Medical microbiology
- Clinical diagnosis (evidence-based medicine)
Any changes in the School of Medicine curriculum that reduce the public health content courses may require that MD/MPH combined degree students complete additional credit hours in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to meet degree requirements.
For School of Medicine competencies, use this link.
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Requirements and Competencies.
In addition to completing their School of Medicine curriculum, MD/MPH combined degree students must also complete the following requirements:
- Required core and programmatic courses in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM)
- Practicum (fulfilled, in part, with MD/MPH rotation)
- Culminating experience
- Additional departmental requirements: each department has specific requirements for programmatic and elective courses and the culminating experience. In some cases, departments may have additional requirements that students should verify with their SPHTM department.
Students should verify all requirements with their SPHTM department and should make contact with their advisors each semester to verify their progress toward their degrees.
For specific MD/MPH curriculum for individual departments, please use the departmental links at the top of the page.
MD/MPH competencies for each department mirror that department's general competencies, which are available at the following links:
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics MSPH competencies
Global Community Health Sciences MPH competencies
Global Environmental Health Sciences MPH competencies
Epidemiology MPH competencies
Health Systems Management MPH competencies
International Health and Development MPH competencies
Tropical Medicine MPH&TM competencies