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MD-MPH Program

Program at a Glance

Together with the College of Medicine, the Upstate Public Health Program offers a dual degree program for students interested in pursuing both the MD and MPH degree. The MD/MPH typically takes about five years to earn both degrees. Most students complete the MPH coursework in the first year of the MD/MPH Program, known as Year Zero. As such, the timeline would follow: 

MPH Coursework - see below (Year Zero)

MSI Courses (Year One)
MSII Courses (Year Two)
MSIII Required Clerkships (Year Three)
MSIV (Year Four)

 

MPH Coursework Overview: Population Health for Clinicians Concentration

Foundational Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Principles of Environmental Health
  • Social & Behavioral Dimensions of Public Health
  • Public Health Policy
  • Public Health Foundations
  • Public Health Research Methods
  • Program Planning & Evaluation

Concentration Specific Courses (5.5 Credit Hours)

  • Public Health and Biopsychosocial Primary Care 
  • Advanced Epidemiology

Medical School Courses for MPH Credit (6.5 Credit Hours)

  • Population Health for Physicians (.5 Credit Hours)
  • Clinical Bioethics (1 Credit Hour)
  • Patients to Populations (2.5 Credit Hours)
  • FRMII (2.5 Credit Hours)

Applied Practice Experience (3 Credit Hours)

Elective(s) (Minimum of 3 Credit Hours)

Comprehensive Exam 
In their final semester of the MPH study, students take a comprehensive exam – an integrated learning experience – that incorporates all of the coursework and subject matter they have learned in the program.

 

MPH Coursework Overview: Global Health and Translational Science Concentration

Coursework Overview

Foundational Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Principles of Environmental Health
  • Social & Behavioral Dimensions of Public Health
  • Public Health Policy
  • Public Health Foundations
  • Public Health Research Methods
  • Program Planning & Evaluation

 Concentration Specific Courses (9 Credit Hours)

  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Research and Development for Global Health
  • Advanced Epidemiology
  • Applied Practice Experience Pre-Departure Modules

Medical School Courses for MPH Credit (3 Credit Hours)

  • Population Health for Physicians (.5 Credit Hours)
  • Patients to Populations (2.5 Credit Hours)

International Applied Practice Experience (3 Credit Hours)

Elective(s) (Minimum of 3 Credit Hours)

Integrative Learning Experience - Comprehensive Exam 

In their final semester, students take a comprehensive exam – an integrative learning experience – that incorporates all of the coursework and subject matter they have learned in the program.

Hear what some of our MD-MPH Graduates have to say about the program.

 

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