Students in the MD/MPH Dual Degree program are required to complete the public health core (15 credits); the program required (12 credits) courses and three credits of elective course work. Additionally, they will receive 13 credits from courses taken in the MD curriculum. These credits, together with the 1 credit Seminar series in Community Health offered by the Department, will form the basis of the MD/MPH Dual degree.
The courses from which the MD/MPH student will receive credit are as follows:
*Of the 17 credits for BPM 501, 6 credits count toward the MPH portion of the dual degree.
Students in the MD/MPH will gain the following competencies:
Apply biological principles to the development and implementation of disease prevention, control, or management programs.
Integrate and apply general biological, microbiological, and parasitological concepts into public health research and practice.
Identify and address the ethical and social issues implied by public health biology.
Utilize evidence-based medicine concepts to inform public health policies and regulations.
Apply the relationships between nutrition, physical activity, and public health.
Apply the core functions of assessment, policy development, and assurance in the analysis of public health problems and their solutions.
Embrace a definition of public health that captures the unique characteristics of the field (e.g. population focused, community oriented, prevention motivated and rooted in social justice) and how these contribute to professional practice.
Prepare for an MD degree with global reach. More than 14,000 SGU doctors practicein the US and around the world.