Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Dual Degree: Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine


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Plan Description


The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program emphasizes the basics of medicine: communication, physical exam and diagnosis, clinical skills, advanced clinical reasoning and interpretation, professionalism, and ethics using technologically advanced tools and genomic data to foster medical student learning. Overall, the curriculum is community-focused, but places great importance on relationships through faculty to student mentorship, extensive experience with health care professionals in the delivery of primary care and longitudinal patient-centered care, in addition to immersion in community service projects and initiatives. Students will directly apply their learning in the service of others, providing compassionate care in collaboration with many other health professionals including: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, physical therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, and other community practitioners in the pursuit of providing the best patient outcomes and satisfaction.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Program is designed to prepare students to be Public Health professionals in the private and public sectors with the overall goal of promoting and protecting the health of individuals in our society. Educational Objectives The purpose of the MPH Program is to prepare individuals to become effective healthcare practitioners, researchers and teachers who will competently identify public health problems and needs, develop effective strategies to address those needs, and promote appropriate services to be available for the protection of human health.

Plan Admission Requirements


Application deadlines

Applications are available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

Applicants to the MPH/MD program must submit formal applications for admission to both the School of Medicine and to the School of Public Health.

Students must meet the requirements for admission to both programs.

Admissions requirements are the same as those stated under the MD and MPH programs.

Contact the UNLV School of Medicine and the School of Public Health for further information on admissions requirements.

Applications from current students in either program will be considered.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements


Total credits required: 225

Doctor of Medicine - Plan Requirements


Total Credits: 178

Please refer to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV for more information about requirements for the MD.

Subplan 1 Requirements: Social and Behavioral Health Track


Total Credits Required: 47

Course Requirements


Students have the option to take all courses, except for the internship (3cr), at the SPH. Students can opt to take the internship and up to 9 credits of shared SOM courses, as described below. Only 12 credits may be from the SOM.
Social and Behavioral Health Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits by completing all of the following courses:
Methods Courses – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses or other advisor approved course:
Social Health Courses – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:
Elective Courses – Credits: 9

Students must complete nine credits of elective coursework either at the SOM or SPH. Select from the following list or other advisor approved courses:
Internship - Credits: 3

Students must complete 3 shared credits by completing the internship at the School of Medicine and completing the SPH requirements.
Culminating Experience – Credits: 3

Degree and Graduation Requirements


Please see degree and graduation requirements below.

Subplan 2 Requirements: Environmental and Occupational Health Track


Total Credits Required: 47

Course Requirements


Students have the option to take all courses, except for the internship (3cr), at the SPH. Students can opt to take the internship and up to 9 credits of shared SOM courses, as described below. Only 12 credits may be from the SOM.
Environmental and Occupational Health Course – Credits: 3

Health and Safety Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits by completing all of the following courses:
Skill Development Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits by completing all of the following courses:
Elective Courses – Credits: 3

Students must complete three credits of elective coursework either at the SOM or SPH. Select from the following list or other advisor approved courses:
Internship - Credits: 3

Students must complete 3 shared credits by completing the internship at the School of Medicine and completing the SPH requirements.

Degree and Graduation Requirements


Please see degree and graduation requirements below.

Subplan 3 Requirements: Health Care Administration and Policy Track


Total Required Credits: 47

Course Requirements


Students have the option to take all courses, except for the internship (3cr), at the SPH. Students can opt to take the internship and up to 9 credits of shared SOM courses, as described below. Only 12 credits may be from the SOM.
Elective Courses – Credits: 6

Students must complete six credits of elective coursework either at the SOM or SPH. Select from the following list or choose from other advisor approved courses from the pool of university approved graduate level courses:
Internship - Credits: 3

Students must complete 3 shared credits by completing the internship at the School of Medicine and completing the SPH requirements.

Degree and Graduation Requirements


Please see degree and graduation requirements below.

Subplan 4 Requirements: Biostatistics and Epidemiology Track


Total Required Credits: 47

Course Requirements


Students have the option to take all courses, except for the internship (3cr), at the SPH. Students can opt to take the internship and up to 9 credits of shared SOM courses, as described below. Only 12 credits may be from the SOM.
Biostatistics and Epidemiology Courses – Credits: 12

Complete 12 credits by completing all of the following courses:
Elective Courses – Credits: 9

Students must complete nine credits of elective coursework either at the SOM or SPH. Select from the following list or other advisor approved courses:
Internship - Credits: 3

Students must complete 3 shared credits by completing the internship at the School of Medicine and completing the SPH requirements.

Degree and Graduation Requirements


Please see degree and graduation requirements below.

Subplan 5 Requirements: Generalist Track - Online


Total Required Credits: 47

Course Requirements


Students have the option to take all courses, except for the internship (3cr), at the SPH. Students can opt to take the internship and up to 9 credits of shared SOM courses, as described below. Only 12 credits may be from the SOM.
Methods Courses - Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits by completing all of the following courses, choosing either EAB 700 or HCA 715.
Generalist Concentration Courses - Credits: 12

Complete 12 credits by completing all of the following courses:
Elective Courses - Credits: 3

Students must complete three credits of elective coursework either at the SOM or SPH. At SPH complete any EAB, EOH, HED, or HCA course numbered 600 or above with advisor approval Or at the SOM: AIM 811 Analytics in Medicine 1 - Credits:1 AIM 821 Analytics in Medicine 2 - Credits:1 AIM 831 Analytics in Medicine 3 - Credits:1 EMT 801 Emergency Response and Population Health - Credits:6
Internship - Credits: 3

Students must complete 3 shared credits by completing the internship at the School of Medicine, as follows:
Culminating Experience – Credits: 3

Degree and Graduation Requirements


Please see degree and graduation requirements below.

MPH Degree Requirements


MPH degree requirements:

Completion of a minimum of 35 credits of MPH (with 12 credits from medical school) up to 47 credits (with 0 credits from medical school) with a minimum GPA of 3.00.

In consultation with their advisor, a student will organize a committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.

MPH Graduation Requirements


MPH Graduation Requirements:

Students must receive prior approval from their committee before registering for any capstone experience. Successfully complete and defend a professional paper by the posted deadline.

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.

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