School of Medicine

M.D./M.P.H Program Highlights


Why obtain a Masters in Public Health (M.PH.) in addition to a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)?

  • Provides verification of knowledge and expertise in public health
  • Increasingly expected of physicians working in international health, where public health and medical workers often collaborate closely
  • Strongly benefits individuals working in settings combining public health focus areas (e.g. occupational health, health promotion, health policy) with the provision of medical care

What are the benefits of enrolling in the M.D./M.P.H. pathway during medical school instead of obtaining an MPH later in your career?

  • Shared credit for 12 hours taken at Baylor College of Medicine, thereby reducing your tuition, fees and the time it takes to complete both degrees
  • Integrated education and training from a combined program can enhance understanding of health issues and provide better skills to understand and prevent human disease
  • More competitive for residencies that value a M.P.H.