Integrating Medical Practice and Public Health
The Penn State Master of Public Health (MPH) program offers a 5-year MD/MPH joint degree program for medical students enrolled at the Penn State College of Medicine.
The MD/MPH is ideal for medical students who want to pursue advanced training in public health, wish to apply principles of public health to clinical practice, and have a special interest in community health and behavior change.
About the Program
The 5-year MD/MPH requires 45 credits in the public health area.
Students will take one year off between the third and fourth year of medical school to complete 27 MPH credits, including a practicum and a capstone.
The remaining 18 credits will be transferred from the MD program.
The MPH degree program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The MD/MPH joint degree program will be accredited as part of this existing unit of accreditation.
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