The program is designed to equip future practitioners with foundational knowledge and skills in clinical medicine and the science and practice of public health to better address health and wellness and complex health issues on an individual and population basis.

Community engagement

MD-MPH student Alex Bryant's MPH capstone project explored barriers to underserved communities engaging in public health research. Working with the Milwaukee Regional Office of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute facilitated learning successful community engagement strategies with the African American community in Milwaukee.

How to Apply
Students may apply to the MD-MPH Program at the time of MD admissions. The UW School of Medicine and Public Health MD secondary application will prompt applicants to indicate interest in the combined degree.


The MD-MPH Dual Degree program provides an integrated 5-year curriculum that eliminates duplication and provides students with a much greater comprehension of the issues and tools to understand and prevent emergent, chronic, and infectious disease. MD students complete the MPH Program through a “step out” model prior to matriculating into Phase 1, or between Phases 2 and 3 of the MD curriculum.
The School of Medicine and Public Health has scholarship funds available for MD-MPH students seeking support for their public health training and education. These scholarships support tuition and fees for one year while the student is enrolled in the Master of Public Health program.