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MD-MPH Program

MD-MPH student Jon Fricke talks about how public health training has helped him realize the importance of addressing issues that affect population health.


The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) offers a 5-year MD-MPH dual degree, for those students interested in becoming fully trained in public health.


Our MD-MPH Dual Degree Program offers a 5-year integrated experience and works closely with our Path of Distinction in Public Health. The dual degree allows students to become fully trained in the field of public health while our Path of Distinction (PoD) allows students to customize their medical education through public health electives, hands-on field experience/project and developing effective public health communication skills.


Students in the Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program are able to easily integrate their TRIUMPH curriculum and rotations with the MPH coursework. Their Training in Urban and Medicine and Public Health experience is further enhanced by gaining the skills and knowledge to be fully trained in public health.


Traditionally, students have completed their Master of Public Health degree between their third and fourth year of medical school.


During the year that the students step out of medical school to do the MPH, they will complete approximately 30 credits of course work required for the Master of Public Health degree with the remaining 12 credits being taken during medical school (some in coursework during the first three years of medical school). Following their MPH year, students will re-enter medical school.

About the photo: MD-MPH students from our 2014-15 cohort. Front: Lauren Bauer (MD-MPH candidate, 2017). Back: Dan Miller (MD-MPH candidate, 2018), Caitlin Rublee (MD-MPH candidate, 2017), Nayeli Spahr (MD-MPH candidate, 2017) and Jon Fricke (MD-MPH candidate, 2017).

MD-MPH Dual Degree Program

Last updated: 06/17/2016
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