MD/MPH AND MD/CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) seeks to graduate “clinician-citizens.” We define this as clinicians who are prepared to: deliver excellent patient care in 21st century health systems; pursue, translate, and apply scholarly inquiry to inform decision-making and improve health systems; design population-based interventions to address issues that impact the health of individuals and diverse populations; engage with communities to improve health and promote health equity for local, national, and global communities; perform effectively on interprofessional teams; and, serve as leaders and advocates to improve the health and lives of patients AND communities. To achieve these objectives, the SMHS curriculum continues to evolve to better meet the demands of our changing health systems. As part of that process, SMHS is joining with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW (Milken Institute SPH) to provide two combined medicine-public health programs for MD students: the MD/MPH and the MD/Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Upon completion of either the MD/MPH or MD/Certificate, students may take the national certifying exam in public health (CPH).