MD/MPH Dual Track Program
to provide future physicians a broad perspective to help solve health problems
Students at East Tennessee State University's James H. Quillen College of Medicine can simultaneously pursue a master's degree from the ETSU College of Public Health in addition to their medical degree, a dual track designed to provide future physicians a broad perspective that could help solve health problems on a large scale.
Students in this dual track, called the MD/MPH program will pursue a master's degree concentration through the ETSU College of Public Health while they are taking medical school courses. There are two options for completing this program. First option, after their third year of medical school, students will devote one year to the master's program in public health before returning for a final year at the College of Medicine. Second option, students can complete the program in four years. It is the students choice and we are here to work with you.
This is an ideal plan for physicians who want to pursue a career in academic medicine or public health, or public health leadership at the local, state or federal level.
Please note: Students applying to the MD/MPH Dual Degree Program must first have been accepted to the Quillen College of Medicine to be eligible for consideration. Applicants to the dual degree program must receive authorization from the Quillen College of Medicine Admissions Office prior to completing the program application. Important note: students seeking admission to this special program should be sure to choose the graduate school application for the combined MD/MPH program and NOT simply the MPH.
For more information, please visit the MD/MPH page on the College of Public Health's website.