MPH/MD Program

Through this five-year program, you will earn an MPH degree with a concentration in environmental health 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 45 credits, including 39 credits of coursework, three credits of field training and three 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.

Course of Study

First and Second Year

  • Follow the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences curriculum schedule.

Third Year

Fourth Year

  • Follow the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences curriculum schedule.

Fifth Year--Fall

  • Follow the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences curriculum schedule.

Fifth Year--Spring

  • EEH 544 MPH Field Training
  • EEH 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 Jacobs 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