To receive the MD/MPH Combined Degree, students must fulfill all requirements for graduation from both schools before the graduation deadline.
School of Medicine Curriculum
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 and II
- Family and Community Medicine clerkship
- MD/MPH 1-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.
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Curriculum
In addition to completing their School of Medicine curriculum, MD/MPH Combined Degree students must also complete the following requirements:
- Required public health coursework—including required core and programmatic courses—in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM)
- Practicum (fulfilled, in part, by the MD/MPH rotation in the 3rd or 4th year)
- Culminating experience
- Additional departmental requirements: each department has specific requirements regarding the programmatic and elective courses and the culminating experience. Some departments may have additional requirements: students can verify these with their SPHTM departments.
Students should verify all requirements with their School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine department and should make contact with their advisors each semester to verify their progress toward their degrees.