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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Jul 13, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

General Public Health / Medicine, M.P.H. / M.D.

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  • School of Medicine - Columbia

The M.P.H./M.D. degree is designed for future physicians who want to prepare for meeting the challenges of managed care practicing evidence-based medicine, ensuring effective preventive medicine for their patients, and administering medical offices and/or community, state, and federal health organizations. Students in the dual degree program must complete the total program in six academic years.

The M.P.H./M.D. dual degree student completes the M.D. degree at either the USC School of Medicine or the MUSC College of Medicine.

Degree Requirements

M.P.H. (42 Hours) / USC School of Medicine, M.D. (161 Hours)

M.P.H. (42 Hours) / MUSC College of Medicine, M.D. (227.5 Hours)

M.P.H. Program Requirements (42 Hours)

Special Interest in Public Health (15 Hours)

15 hours including courses in at least three public health core disciplines.

Electives (6 Hours)*

*With program approval, up to nine (9) hours of M.P.H. credit including no more than three (3) hours substituting for PUBH 798  can be received for specific components of medical education curriculum.

Comprehensive Examination

Oral exam at time of practicum presentation

Practicum in Public Health Discipline (6 Hours)

Requirements for the M.D. Degree

See the USC School of Medicine Academic Bulletin or the MUSC Academic Bulletin for more information.

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