MPH/MD Program

Through this five-year program, you will earn an MPH degree in biostatistics and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

This collaborative program prepares you to incorporate a public health approach with your medical practice or research—providing care for individuals as well as communities.

Curriculum

Our MPH curriculum will provide a comprehensive understanding of public health philosophy, as well as the practical knowledge and skills needed to address current and emerging public health problems. You’ll complete 43 credits, including coursework, three to six credits of field training and two credits for an integrative project.

The MD curriculum provides a general medical professional education that permits you to learn the fundamental principles of medicine, to acquire skills of critical judgment based on education and experience and to develop an ability to use principles and skills wisely in solving problems of health and disease.

Each degree will be conferred separately upon completion of program requirements.

Course of Study

First and Second Year

  • Follow the School of Medicine curriculum schedule.

Third Year

  • The third year is devoted to the MPH program. For both the fall and spring semesters, refer to the biostatistics curriculum.

Fourth Year

  • Follow the School of Medicine curriculum schedule.

Fifth Year--Fall

  • Follow the School of Medicine curriculum schedule.

Fifth Year--Spring

  • STA 544 Field Training
  • STA 630 Integrative Project
  • Any remaining concentration area courses in the MPH program

How to Apply

You will need to submit separate applications to and be admitted to the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

You should first apply to the School of Medicine. Once accepted, discuss your interest in the combined degree program with the associate dean for medical education and admissions, and plan to apply to the MPH program during your second year of medical school.

Questions about the MPH/MD program?

Contact Charles M. Severin, PhD, MD, associate dean for medical education and admissions, at severin@buffalo.edu