Students accepted into the School of Medicine at New York Medical College may apply for admission to the MPH program, thereby providing an opportunity to pursue both degree programs simultaneously. MD/MPH students earn 46 credits (14 courses plus a practicum and a thesis/capstone course) in public health. The degree can be finished within the four years of medical school, or the student may elect to take five years to finish both degrees.
Combining the two degrees, medicine and public health:
- Fosters a better appreciation of the effects of the interplay between community factors and individual behaviors on the health status of patients;
- Creates a better understanding of the basis of treatment and treatment outcomes for individual patients;
- Promotes an understanding of the delivery of health services, including the economic and legal aspects.
- Secure a signed “Combined MD/MPH Program” form from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs of the School of Medicine giving permission to pursue both programs.
- Submit this form with a completed School of Health Sciences and Practice application form and a non-refundable $50 application fee to the School of Health Sciences and Practice Admissions Office.
- See the Admissions Office or appropriate department chair/advisor to discuss a suitable area of concentration.
The Admissions office will arrange to obtain a copy of your official undergraduate transcript(s) that are already on file in the Registrar’s Office as part of your medical school records.