The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison offers a five-year MD/MPH dual degree program for students interested in becoming fully trained in public health.
It is recommended that students complete their Master of Public Health (MPH) degree between their third and fourth years of medical school. During this time, they will complete about 30 credits of course work required for the MPH degree with the remaining 12 credits being taken during medical school (some in coursework during the first three years of medical school).
Following their Master of Public Health year, students will re-enter their fourth year of medical school and prepare for clerkships and interviews for residency.
Students interested in a dual MD/MPH degree must apply to and be admitted to each program independently. For application information, see the MD Program Admissions and MPH Program Application Process pages.
This section describes the opportunities available for students interested in considering the MD/MPH dual degree program.
Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD