Posted: July 3, 2013

The MD-MPH Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Description

This article describes the formal MD-MPH program developed by the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The "Health Care and Prevention Program (HC&P) was established in 1997, and more than 20% of UNC medical students currently enter an MPH program between entering medical school and leaving for residency. The HC&P Program is designed to introduce clinicians to the population sciences, allowing them to think in both individual and population terms. The development of the program and its components, including traditional introductory MPH courses that have been redesigned to be more relevant for physicians, are detailed. This article is included in the April 2008 "Population Health Education" theme issue of Academic Medicine.

Keywords

Public Health, Population Health, MPH, MD-MPH

Authors

Russell Harris, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Linda S. Kinsinger, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Sue Tollerson-Rinhart, PhD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Georgette Dent, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine


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