A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree can complement an MD students’ clinical understanding of the individual with a population-based perspective. Tufts MD/MPH dual degree allow students to earn both degrees in only four-year, instead of the typical five, and the cost of the MPH program is significantly reduced for medical students. The MPH curriculum is integrated into the regular MD track so that combined degree students complete their MD requirements in the same sequence as their traditional MD colleagues. Students graduate from the program with a dual viewpoint on health issues and a breadth of knowledge and understanding that prepares them to fill unique and often influential roles in the health care system.
I went into medical school knowing that global health was a big interest to me and that public health was too. Public health allows you to view issues from a wider perspective than just the biological level.
Ramnath Subbaraman, an assistant professor of public health & community medicine and physician who splits his time between clinical practice in infectious disease and public health research in India.