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MD/Master’s of Public Health

UNSOM students have the opportunity to obtain both an MD and MPH degree in just five years through a partnership with University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Community Health Sciences. Program areas include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Social and behavioral health

Students who select this program will be prepared for career tracks in prevention, research, and population-based community health. Physicians with this combined degree often work in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, or international health agencies to address health policy and advocacy. Selected elective credits in the medical students fourth year will count jointly towards the two degrees. Many positions in public health, occupational, aerospace and environmental agencies and companies prefer this degree combination for physicians in many of their leadership positions. This degree combination also prepares practicing physicians to meet the social, behavioral and environmental issues that influence health and the health practices of their patients and communities.

Medical students can submit MCAT scores in place of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) requirement for this combined degree program.

Contact Robbyn Tolles, Office of Medical Education, for more information

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