FAQ

Who is eligible for the program?

Current students in good standing at any accredited medical school are eligible to apply. Students may be admitted to the program no earlier than after year one of medical school. However, coursework may begin earlier. Check with major coordinator for details.

How long does the program take?

This streamlined program allows medical students to earn an MD and MPH in five years. Students typically begin with two years of preclinical medical school courses, and then take a year of courses in the School of Public Health. They return to medical school for two years of clinical curriculum, during which they finish their public health graduate project.

Can I focus on a particular specialty?

Students are encouraged to focus their elective courses and field experience around one of these themes:

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • International Health
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • Clinical Preventive Practice
  • Nutrition

Students may also self-design a theme in consultation with an adviser.

Is financial aid available?

Public Health Medicine students are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please be sure to enter the UMN school code (003969) to ensure your information is received.

There are no special scholarships for this program. Ideas about how to finance your education can be found on ourĀ website.

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