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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MD/MPH (Community Health Concentration)

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Articulation Structure

The Doctor of Medicine and Master’s of Public Health (MD/MPH) is a articulated degree course of study that complements medical training of clinician-practitioners with addition in-depth training in public health. The Master’s of Public Health has five concentrations, all with competency-based curricula as required by CEPH. Four of these concentrations were selected for the MD/MPH articulation program: Biostatistics, Community Health, Epidemiology, and Public Health Administration. Medical Students will choose one of these concentrations. All MPH students must take and pass a comprehensive examination covering the five basic public health disciplines following completion of the public health core classes. Students in the articulated MD/MPH programs of study will take the examination during spring term, following the first three years of medical school.

MD/MPH Degree Program Admissions Requirements

Admission to the MD/MPH articulated degree program requires that students meet admission requirements of both the Quillen College of Medicine and the ETSU School of Graduate Studies MPH program. Students pursuing the MD/MPH are concurrently enrolled in both programs.

Applications to the Quillen College of Medicine MD program must be made through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) at www.aamc.org/students/amcas. Application requirements for the M.D. program are listed in the Quillen College of Medicine catalog at https://www.etsu.edu/com/sa/admissions/collegeinfo/catalog.php.

Applications to the MPH degree in the MD/MPH articulated degree programs must be made through the ETSU School of Graduate Studies and submit

  • A School of Graduate Studies application to the MD/MPH program, available through https://goldlink.etsu.edu/.
  • Payment of the School of Graduate Studies application fee.
  • A personal essay of 150-300 words detailing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the MD/MPH program.

Applicants seeking admission to the MD/MPH program, as part of the MPH admissions process, must send a letter to the Assistant Dean of Admissions of the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine (Box 70850) to permit release of AMCAS application information to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies. Additionally, prior to beginning the MPH admissions process, applicants must send a letter to the MPH graduate coordinator (Box 70623) stating intentions to pursue the articulated degree program and discussing career goals.

Applicants to the MD/MPH program will be considered on an on-going basis. Admission to one program does not imply, nor affect, admission to the other program. Admitted students will receive two separate admission letters from the Quillen College of Medicine and the School of Graduate Studies. For Quillen students to be admitted and registered for classes in the ETSU MPH program, they must request that the College of Medicine send copies of their final transcripts and proof of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies. Students in the articulated articulated degree program will be held to the retention and graduation standards of each respective program. To be awarded both degrees, the students must complete the graduation requirements of both the MD and MPH degree programs.

Foundational Public Health Course

Students who have not earned a CEPH-accredited degree may be required to complete an additional course:

Department of Community and Behavioral Health Information

PO Box 70674
Phone: (423) 439-4332

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health offers the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Public Health and the Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) degree in community health. The department also offers a graduate certificate in rural health and an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in gerontology in conjunction with the colleges of Nursing, Business and Technology, Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Education.

MD/MPH Degree Requirements: 43 credits

Core Requirements 16 credits
Concentration 12 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
Field Experience 6 credits
Capstone 3 credits
TOTAL 43 credits

Community Health Concentration: 12 credits

Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits

Up to 3 credits for MPH electives may be from the QCOM, subject to approval by the MPH graduate coordinator.

Field Experience: 6 credits

Capstone: 3 credits

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