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Combined MD/MPH Degrees to Create Clinician Leaders

The George Washington University’s (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken SPH) are joining forces to prepare clinician-leaders for their future careers.
Starting this summer, SMHS students will have the option of earning a Doctor of Medicine with a Master of Public Health (MPH) or an MD with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health.
The dual-degree MD/MPH program can be completed in just one additional year outside the current medical program curriculum, with the option of choosing from 11 residential MPH programs. Students are required to earn 45 credits for the MPH degree; 30 credits are taken at Milken SPH, and 15 are cross-credited for MD coursework. MPH coursework may be started during the summer following either the first or the third year of the MD program.
Students in the MD/MPH program will be granted a one-year leave of absence from the MD program to complete the required MPH coursework and fieldwork