Academic Programs Catalog

College of Human Medicine

Medical Partners in Public Health - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Partners in Public Health is designed for College of Human Medicine medical students who are interested in complementing their clinical medicine training with a rigorous population and community-focused approach to improving public health. The certificate helps fulfill the Center for Disease Control’s vision of training physicians who do not yet have a public health degree.

Admission

Students must be in good academic standing to participate in the program. Students must apply for and be selected for the program by completing the application process which consists of essays and interviews. Students are not eligible for the certificate if they already possess master’s in public health degree or certificate.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Medical Partners in Public Health

Students must complete all of the following courses (18 credits):

HM 622 Practical Applications of Public Health Principles-Planning a Community Project 6
HM 623 Practical Applications of Public Health Principles-Implementing a Community Project 6
HM 822 Introduction to Core Disciplines of Public Health for Medical Students 3
HM 823 Medical Partners in Public Health: Special Seminars 3
Students will also participate in community service and in quarterly journal club/seminars around public health topics.