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M.D./M.P.H. Program

Students enrolled in the New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) may apply to the NYMC School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program, providing an opportunity to pursue both degrees concurrently. The M.P.H. is designed to complement undergraduate medical education by providing a deeper understanding of concepts and principles of public health, community outreach, and health systems management. Benefits of the M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program include: 

  • appreciation of the effects of the interplay between community factors and individual behaviors on the health status of patients
  • understanding of the basis of treatment and treatment outcomes for  individual patients
  • understanding of the delivery of health services, including the economic and legal aspects 

 

M.P.H. Specialization

M.P.H. Generalist – The 42-credit M.P.H. Generalist allows students to transfer 12 credits from SOM to their degree leaving the student to take 30 credits. Within the 30 credits are 6 elective hours to tailor their educational experience. Students may choose elective courses based on interest in areas such as Global Health, Health Administration, Health Education, and Emergency Management.

M.D./M.P.H. Curriculum

Required Courses:  24 hours

HPMM 5001 Health Care in the US

3

CHSM 5004 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology

3

BSHM 5001 Behavioral and Social Factors in Public Health

3

CHSM 5005a and CHSM 5005b Public Health in Action (each is 1.5 credits)

3

CHSM 7088/89 APE

3

BSHM 6012 Research Methods

3

HPMM 6050 Grant Writing

3

BSHM 6021 Health Planning and Evaluation

3

Electives: 6 hours

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective (transferred in from MD curriculum)

0

Elective (transferred in from MD curriculum)

0

Elective (transferred in from MD curriculum)

0

Elective (transferred in from MD curriculum)

0

Culminating Project: 0 Credits

CHSM 7098 Comprehensive Exam

0

 

Fall Year 1:

Credits per term/cumulative

Fall Year 3:

 

No MPH Classes

 

0

BSHM 6012 Research Methods

 

3/18

Spring Year 1:

 

Spring Year 3:

 

CHSM 5004 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology

3/3

BSHM 6021 Program Planning

 

3/21

Summer Year 1:

Summer Year 3:

HPMM 5001 Health Care in the US

3/6

HPMM 6050 Grant Writing

3/24

Fall Year 2:

Fall Year 4:

BSHM 5001 Behavioral and Social Factors in Public Health

3/9

Elective

3/27

Spring Year 2:

Spring Year 4:

CHSM 5005a and CHSM 5005b Public Health in Action (1.5 each; must be taken concurrently)

3/12

Elective

 

3/30

Summer Year 2:

Summer Year 4:

 

CHSM 7088 Applied Practice Experience

3/15

Elective and Comprehensive Exam

 

0/30

Admissions

Admission into the M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program is limited to students who are enrolled in the School of Medicine and wish to take a gap year, or to those who will finish the M.D. program but wish to complete an M.P.H. prior to entry into medical residency. The following material must be submitted to the SHSP Office of Admissions:

  • A signed combined M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program application and approval form signed by the SOM associate dean for student affairs giving permission to pursue both degrees
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended. Note: the SHSP Office of Admissions will arrange to obtain a copy of official undergraduate transcript(s) on file in the NYMC Registrar’s Office.

 

Tuition

(effective Fall 2022)

Item

Amount

Notes

Application Fee

N/A

 

Activity Fee

$70

Per semester

Tuition

$861/credit 

Reflects 30% discount


Please email the SHSP Office of Admissions or call (914) 594-4510 or if you have any questions.

 

Application and Approval Form

The following forms are for New York Medical College School of Medicine students only.