SGU’s MD/MPH dual degree offers a unique prospective on integrating medical care at both a universal and a patient level. Embrace a definition of public health that capture the unique characteristics of the field (e.g., populations focused, community-oriented, prevention-motivated and rooted in social justice) and how these contribute to professional practice
The MD/MPH professional will have the credentials and expertise to interface as a multidisciplinary and inter-professional public health practitioner.
In addition to your medical coursework, the public health degree will present you the fundamentals of epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health.
Medical students can earn the MD degree and the MPH degree in tandem
Integrate and apply general biological, microbiological, and parasitological concepts into public health research and practice
Identify and address the ethical and social issues implied by public health biology
Utilize evidence-based medicine concepts to inform public health policies and regulations
Apply the relationships between nutrition, physical activity, and public health