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Dual Degree with the School of Public Health

DO/MPH Training Program

The primary goal of the DO/MPH program is to provide clinical professionals with specialized public health training to develop, integrate and apply culturally competent social, psychological and biomedical approaches to the promotion and preservation of health. Participation in this program is subject to approval by the TCOM associate dean of academic affairs.

There are two options in the DO/MPH program. The first option is to extend the period for completion of the public health and medical degrees to five years by registering for the majority of the public health courses between Year 3 and Year 4 of the medical school curriculum.

The second option is to complete the MPH degree requirements during the four years of medical education in TCOM. In order to receive an MPH degree at the time of medical school graduation, students must enter the MPH program and take courses (at least 9-12 semester credit hours) during the summer prior to matriculation into medical school and enroll in one School of Public Health evening course during each semester of Year 1 and Year 2 of medical school. Contact the School of Public Health at 817-735-2401 for more information on the MPH curriculum.

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