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Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Health Science Campus
2160 S. First Street
Maywood, IL 60153
Dual Degree MD/MPH in Public Health and Medicine
A degree in public health provides a broader lens through which to examine individual patient care. Physicians with a public health background look at how environments and community resources can contribute – or detract from – overall health and wellness. For example, easy access to tobacco or lack of access to safe drinking water or healthy foods can significantly impact the health of individuals and communities. At Loyola University Chicago, you can complete a dual MD/MPH degree in five years.
Graduates with a dual MD/MPH degree from Loyola will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values to be a physician with deep insights into medicine and public health:
In addition to your medical training at the Stritch School of Medicine, you will acquire foundational knowledge in the science of public health and factors related to health.
You will combine patient care training with public health competencies in the areas of evidence-based approaches, public health and health care systems, planning and management, policy, leadership, communications, inter-professional practice, and system-wide approaches.
You will join a growing network of physicians dedicated to improving community and population health. Equipped with medical and public health knowledge, you will be able to identify and change how the overall health of communities impacts the health of individuals.
Start your MPH in summer before the first year (M0 year) of medical school, and complete all didactic courses.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999