The MD/MPHS provides medical students with an opportunity to supplement their clinical training and course work with a quantitative approach to population health science research. Students develop core skills in epidemiology and biostatistics, and these can be applied to research in any clinical field, from primary to specialty care. The program is intended for medical students who plan to incorporate clinical or population health research into their clinical careers, including clinical effectiveness and outcomes research. The program is not restricted to Washington University medical students; students from other medical schools are encouraged to apply. The program combines the traditional medical school curriculum with one additional year of full-time study for the MPHS degree. This added year is typically taken after the second or third year of medical school.
The MPHS program is offered in a full-time, 10-month format. A minimum of 12 credit units is required for full-time student status, and the maximum course load is 18 credit units per semester. Part-time study options are available.
Core MPHS Courses
|PHS 510||Introduction to SAS for Clinical Research 1||1|
|PHS 501||Introduction to Epidemiology||3|
|PHS 502||Intermediate Epidemiology||3|
|PHS 511||Introductory Biostatistics for Clinical Research||3|
|PHS 512||Intermediate Biostatistics for Clinical Research||3|
|PHS 505||Ethics in Population and Clinical Health||1|
|PHS 500||Current Topics in Public Health (medical students only)||1|
Students with previous SAS experience may opt out of this required class by taking the final exam on July 19 at the Taylor Avenue Building (Julius Richmond, Room 2132). Students who receive a 90% or higher on the exam will be exempt from taking the course.
Information about elective courses is available on the MPHS website.