M.D./M.P.H. Program: “In the News”
New UM/Palm Beach County medical-public health degree wins $2.2 million federal grant
A new medical school track intended to give aspiring doctors a public health master’s degree based in Palm Beach County has won the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine a $2.2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.
The grant will help UM develop its unusual four-year public health/MD track, one that ultimately aims to ease the nationwide shortage of public-health trained doctors, the school said.
Miller School’s New M.D./M.P.H. Program Awarded $2.2 Million
The Miller School has received a $2.2 million five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to support innovative components of a newly created M.D./M.P.H. program. The new educational track will award the student both an M.D. and an M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) after four years of school. The program will respond directly to a severe shortage of physicians trained in public health and health care delivery.
Miller School Launches New M.D./M.P.H. Track
The Miller School announced the formation of a new educational track, one that will award participating students both an M.D. and an M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) after four years of school. The program will be based in both Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties and will respond directly to a severe shortage of physicians trained in public health and health care delivery.
The new Public Health Physician curriculum combines the Continuity Medical Curriculum (CMC) pioneered by UM during its joint program with Florida Atlantic University with a series of required and innovative courses and experiences in public health. The CMC curriculum has been fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and emphasizes small group instruction throughout.