Executive Dean’s Message
The University of Miami is extremely excited to offer an MD/MPH educational program to students applying to our institution for medical training. This program is one of only a few in the U.S. that offers the opportunity to obtain both the medical and public health degrees in four years.
With the advent of health care reform and the near universal recognition of serious issues in our health care delivery system, this dual degree program will provide students with a heightened opportunity to both study and solve problems at the individual patient level and at the population and system level. In addition to the traditional disciplines in medicine and public health, emphasis on clinical effectiveness, outcomes, disparities, global health, and health policy form an important part of the new curriculum. The MD/MPH program integrates the interdisciplinary faculty and diverse research programs from the Department of Public Health Services with the outstanding medical education experience on the Miami and Regional Medical campuses.
Students will experience both an academic medical center and community based medicine with our fully accredited program on our regional campus in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, providing unique public health experiences with the Palm Beach County Health Department. While we train all our medical students to become leaders for 21st century medicine, graduates of this program will be uniquely prepared for leadership roles demanded by the rapid evolution of medicine and public health as we know it today.
During its inception, the program received external peer review endorsement and significant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its unique and rigorous approach to the integration of medicine and public health. We encourage interested students to submit applications to this program and explore further the educational and career opportunities it offers.
Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., MACP
Miller Professor of Medicine
Executive Dean for Education & Policy
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine