Medicine — M.D. with Population Medicine — M.P.H.
Program director, Population Medicine, School of Public Health
Program liaison, School of Medicine
The faculty for the combined degrees Population Medicine with Medicine Program is drawn from Loma Linda University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
Students are selected through a process involving both the School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Selection is based on standard admission criteria for the M.P.H degree in population medicine—especially alignment of professional goals with the population medicine program learning outcomes.
The program is designed for physicians seeking to improve health on both the individual and population levels. The curriculum includes applied practice of risk assessment and communication, prevention, leadership, physician well-being, and evidence-based practice.
An M.P.H. degree in population medicine taken as a stand-alone degree requires 56 units in public health and related courses. However, the M.D./M.P.H combined degree student is able to reduce the total units required by sharing 17.5 units between the two programs in the following manner:
|First, Second, & Third Years|
Standard M.D. curriculum
|Courses in M.D. curriculum shared with M.P.H. curriculum|
(Fulfills M.P.H. cognate/electives and religion requirement)
|MCPF 510||Christian Physician Formation||4|
|MCPF 610||Christian Physician Formation||2|
|MCPF 710||Christian Physician Formation||3|
|MCSD 510||Clincal Skills Developement||5.5|
|RELR 704||Orientation to Christian Physician Formation||2|
|RELE 708||Medicine and Ethics||1|
|PCOR 501||Public Health for Community Resilience||5|
|PMED 521||Population Medicine I||4|
|PMED 551||Population Medicine in Public Health I||4|
|PCOR 502||Public Health for a Healthy Lifestyle||5|
|PMED 522||Population Medicine II||4|
|PMED 552||Population Medicine in Public Health II||4|
|PCOR 503||Public Health and Health Systems||5|
|PMED 523||Population Medicine III||4|
|PMED 553||Population Medicine in Public Health III||4|
Standard M.D. fourth-year curriculum