Dual Degree Programs

The Medical School provides flexibility for students who wish to combine their medical education with additional courses or a degree program in many fields including public health, public policy, science information, business, and the biomedical sciences.If you are intersted in any of these programs, please fill out intent form : Click Here.

Programs

Dual Acceptance Programs

Program Descriptions

MD/MBA (Masters in Business Administration)

The mission of the University of Michigan MD/MBA Combined Degree Program is to provide opportunities for students to explore and integrate complementary interests and career goals that combine medicine and business.

MD/MBA Program is a five-year integrated combined degree program. Prospective applicants to the program may express their interest prior to matriculating to Medical School or upon completion of their M2 year. Applicants formally apply for Medical School endorsement into the program in the fall of their M3 year and for admission to the Business School in January of the M3 year.
Students admitted into the MD/MBA Program spend their first three years in Medical School, completing the M1, M2, and M3 course work/requirements and up to four month of the M4 course work. These students then matriculate in the Business School to complete the full first year MBA course load as their fourth program year, as well as an MBA summer internship between the fourth and fifth program years. In the fifth year, students spend one term completing the MD degree requirements and the other term completing the MBA degree requirements. In recognition of the interdependency of the degrees, the University confers the MD and MBA degrees only after the completion of both schools’ degree requirements.

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MD/MPH (Masters in Public Health) or MD/MHSA (Masters in Health Sciences Administration)

The School of Public Health at Michigan is rated one of the best in the country and each year a number of students choose to pursue the Master in Public Health (MPH) or Masters in Health Sciences Administration degree (MHSA). Programs of study include Biostatistics, Environmental and Industrial Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Health Education and Health Management and Policy.

Typically, medical students apply to the School of Public Health (and Rackham for the MHSA degree) after they have arrived in Ann Arbor and begun medical studies. Students complete the first three years of medical school and up to four months of fourth year course work before matriculating to the School of Public Health. Year 5 is spent completing remaining Medical School and School of Public Health requirements.

In recognition of the interdependency of the degrees, the University confers the MD and MPH-MHSA degrees only after the completion of both schools ‘degree requirements.

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MD/MPP (Masters of Public Policy)

The mission of the University of Michigan Medical Degree/Master of Public Policy (MD/MPP) Dual Degree Program is to provide opportunities for students to explore and integrate complementary interests and career goals that combine medicine and public policy and to offer a unique opportunity to understand the intersection of public policy and medicine. Through academic coursework and practical experience, the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy provides students with skills to effectively analyze and manage programs and data. Graduates are prepared to apply these new techniques in the health care arena to improve patient care, to enhance the quality of medical decision making, and to contribute to medical education and training. Medical students will learn to address such policy issues as managing health care costs and access, regulatory requirements, and addressing public health concerns related to topics such as immunizations and disease control.

MD/MPP Program is a five-year integrated program. Students accepted into the program will spend their first three years in Medical School, completing the M1, M2, and M3 course work, and up to four months of M4 course work. These students then matriculate to the Ford School of Public Policy to complete the full first year MPP course load as their fourth program year and complete an MPP summer internship between the fourth and fifth program years. In the fifth year, students will spend one semester completing the MD requirements, and the other semester completing the MPP requirements. The MD and MPP degrees will be awarded only after the completion of the requirements of both schools’ programs.

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MD/MSCR (Masters of Science in Clinical Research)

The mission of the University of Michigan Medical Degree/Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MD/MSCR is a research training program designed specifically for U-M students in professional degree programs. Students take time out to complete an intensive, year-long master's program in clinical research. The degree is awarded by Rackham through the Department of Epidemiology in the U-M School of Public Health. The program is designed to fill a unique gap in the educational training for clinical and translational researchers by introducing students to clinical research early in their professional careers.

The Intensive Clinical Research Curriculum consists of three components: a Core Didactic and Practical Curriculum, a research practicum, and personalized course electives. Each component requires a significant commitment and includes clearly defined requirements. Trainees may use the components as building blocks to craft a curriculum plan appropriate to their background and career goals.

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MD/MSI (Masters of Science in Information)

The mission of the University of Michigan Medical Degree/Masters in Science Information (MD/MSI) Dual Degree Program is to provide opportunities for students to explore and integrate complementary interests and career goals that combine medicine and information. The program offers a unique opportunity to understand the multiple ways in which people, information, and technology interact in the medical environment.

MD/MSI Program is a five-year integrated program. Students accepted into the Program will spend their first three years in Medical School, completing the M1, M2, and M3 course work and up to four months of M4 course work. These students then matriculate to the School of Information to complete the full first year MSI course load as their fourth program year and complete an MSI summer internship between the fourth and fifth program years. In the fifth year, students will spend one semester completing the MD requirements, and the other semester completing the MSI requirements. The MD and MSI degrees will be awarded only after the completion of the requirements of both programs.

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PROGRAMS IN PROGRESS

Dual degrees with the Law School and College of Engineering are in development. In the interim, students may arrange for an educational leave of absence to pursue the degree of choice.


DUAL ACCEPTANCE PROGRAMS

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a joint effort of the University of Michigan graduate and medical schools to provide superb and balanced training in science and medicine. Approximately nine students are admitted to the program each year.

The MSTP curriculum generally requires seven full calendar years, but many fellows take eight. Typically, MSTP fellows begin with the two-year preclinical phase in the curriculum for the M.D. degree, additional graduate course modules in biological chemistry or other areas, and laboratory rotations in the summers. All fellows must take and pass the USMLE Step 1 examination before becoming full-time graduate students. In the Graduate Phase, they complete the requirements for Ph.D. candidacy, including preliminary examinations, thesis research, and a written dissertation. After defense of the dissertation the fellows return to the M.D. curriculum to begin the Clinical Phase of their education, including required clerkships, a sub-internship, electives and the USMLE Step 2 examination. In recognition of the interdependency of the degrees, the University confers the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees only after the completion of both. Many doctoral programs are available to students and entering fellows are not required to choose a doctoral field until midway through the second year.

How to apply: http://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/education/mdphd-program/mdphd-admissions/how-apply

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

The six-year integrated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Medical Degree program has been developed to prepare the graduate dentist, in a comprehensive way, for a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This is a broad spectrum, integrated clinical and academic program designed to provide a wide scope of clinical practice and to meet the requirements leading to certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The residency program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Following successful completion of this residency program, the graduating resident will receive:
• A medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School
• A certificate of completion for a two-year General Surgery Internship allowing eligibility for medical licensure in all fifty states
• A specialty certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Three applicants are selected each year for the graduate program that begins the third week in June and continues for six calendar years. Applicants are selected for the program on the basis of scholastic record, research experience, personal qualifications, extracurricular activities, communication skills, commitment to the patients, letters of recommendation, and aptitude for graduate studies.
The first year of residency is focused on learning medicine, patient care, basic surgical skills and completing selected first year medical school requirements. The second and third years are mostly devoted to medical school requirements. The fourth through sixth years emphasize the clinical/surgical experiences in General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Applicants must apply to the program through PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service).

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