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MDMPH Dual Degree

Houston, Texas

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M.D./M.P.H. Dual Degree Program

Speaker giving a presentationDo you have a strong interest in public health issues? BCM has partnered with the University of Texas School of Public Health to jointly sponsor a five-year M.D./M.P.H. degree program.

Students accepted into the program spend their first three years at BCM. In addition to medical school classes, students will take several online public health classes. The fourth year is spent taking classes at UTSPH. The fifth year, it's back to BCM for the last year of medical school.

Students developed the VaxNation Program

Pictured L-R: Hashim Zaidi (BCM/UTSPH), Ronnie Ren (BCM), Faculty Adviser Steven Abrams, M.D. (BCM/UTSPH), George Chen (Rice), Emma Corbett (BCM/UTSPH), and Peter Kamel (Rice).

Students Win First Prize in National Contest

Congratulations to M.D./M.P.H. students Hashim Zaidi and Emma Corbett; M.D. student Ronnie Ren; and Rice Engineering graduates George Chen and Peter Kamel for winning first prize in the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering's Go Viral to Improve Health Challenge! For more information please see BCM students win prize for social media-conscious health data.

Congratulations to the first M.D./M.P.H. graduates!

Kasia KimmelJunaid Niazi

We would like to congratulate Kasia Kimmel and Junaid Niazi, the first graduates of the M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program. Their interest in medicine and helping other people drew them to this exciting opportunity. To find out more about the graduates, please see the article in the BCM Family newsletter.

Congratulations to the 2012 M.P.H. graduates!

Congratulations to MS4 Medical Students Mindy Fry and Elyse Portillo, who received their M.P.H. from UTSPH on May 5, 2012! Elyse Portillo was also inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society.

Program Application

Application to UTSPH can be submitted simultaneously with the medical school application or at the time of interview or acceptance to BCM. Each application will be considered separately and acceptance to one school will not effect acceptance to the other. Students are encouraged to apply for entry to UTSPH after acceptance but before enrolling at BCM so as to optimize the ability to partake in public health projects and on-line classes. At latest, application for the program must be received by UTSPH by the end of the first year of medical school.


  • March 1, for Fall Enrollment
  • Aug. 1, for Spring Enrollment

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