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MD/MPH dual Degree Program at UVA

MD/MPH dual Degree Program at UVA

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MD/MPH dual Degree Program at UVA

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  1. MD/MPH dual Degree Program at UVA

  2. The MPH Degree • General • Timing • Salience • Personal • Interest • Career Development • Typically* done ‘between’ 3rd and 4th year.

  3. MPH Program Tracks: Fall Generalist: Practice & Research Health Policy, Law, and Ethics • Introduction to Biostatistics  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology • Environmental Health: Principles & Practice • Health Behavior and Health Promotion • Health Policy & Management  • The Practice of Public Health • Introduction to Biostatistics  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology • Environmental Health: Principles & Practice • Health Behavior and Health Promotion • Health Policy & Management  • The Practice of Public Health

  4. MPH Program Tracks: Spring Generalist: Practice & Research Health Policy, Law, and Ethics • Public Health Law & Ethics • Practice of Public Health  • Applied Epidemiology Methods • Qualitative Methods in Com Health • Program Planning and Evaluation • Public Health Law & Ethics • Practice of Public Health • Policy, Systems, & Administration • Health Care Economics • Program Planning & Evaluation • Comparative Effect. & Outcomes

  5. MPH Program Practical Courses • PHS 8890/8900 (Fall/Spring/Summer) - MPH Field Placement ( 3 credits): A minimum of 200 hours is required for the field placement.  This experience is designated within the MPH program as the field placement.  Field placements are permitted within a wide range of settings, including community agencies as well as state and federal public health agencies. Preparation for the field placement begins in the semester preceding the experience, through a 1-credit overview of the field (PHS 718) and ends with an in-depth, intensive, field experience.  • PHS 8960 Supervised Independent Research (2 credits): Students participate in research related to Public Health. This research can be independent of the Culminating Experience or lead to the preparation of Culminating Experience materials. • PHS 8930/8940 (Fall/Spring/Summer) - MPH Culminating Experience (3 credits): Students must complete a culminating experience that requires them to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in the MPH course work and field placement in a way that approximates some aspect of professional practice.  Different models are possible, including written or oral comprehensive examinations, a major research paper such as a thesis, the development of teaching or training materials for a targeted population, a grant proposal, or other models as approved. • A letter from the M.P.H. director documenting successful completion of the above courses and supporting consideration for medical school elective credit will enable the student to receive up to 8 elective credits toward the M.D. degree providing that the letter is received 4 weeks before graduation.

  6. The Research Cycle

  7. Flow of Health Research

  8. MPH students in the field (so to speak) The MPH Environmental Health class recently toured the Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Chris Schmidt was their guide.

  9. Reasons for pursuing an MPH • Projects • Contacts • Time • Future Opportunities • Defending the Medical Profession

  10. Questions and Information • Ruth GaareBernheim • Program Director • rg3r@virginia.edu • Al Strickler • ags7a@virginia.edu