The School of Medicine debuts a new four-year M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program beginning in Academic Year 2022-23

This updated, integrated training program reduces time to graduation, as well as the associated financial and geographical commitment, by a full year. Eliminating the required educational leave after Year 3 clerkships – when an MPH degree is typically earned – keeps students with their matriculant cohort group and expedites entry into residency training.

The goals of the 4-year MD/MPH program are:

  • Recruit diverse and highly motivated applicants.
  • Graduate health care leaders with integrated public health training who will advance the public and social mission of Wayne State University.
  • Lead School of Michigan medical schools by offering an innovative, integrated public health curriculum.

While our history and graduates have proved our strength and impact in urban clinical excellence in numerous ways, the transformation of our M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program will provide the best medical student experience possible – a learning environment informed by research, analysis and review that will provide a unique set of tools, skills, knowledge and experiences to position them as leaders in public health.