Dual-Degree Programs

The Primary Care—Population Medicine Program
A Combined MD-ScM Program

Alpert Medical School is introducing a novel, four-year, combined-degree program for the entering class of 2015.  The Primary Care–Population Medicine (PC-PM) Program awards both a Doctor of Medicine and a Master of Science in Population Medicine.  This program will prepare future physicians for leadership roles in health care on the local, state, or national levels in areas ranging from primary care clinical service to research, education, and health policy.  As one of 11 medical schools in the United States to receive support from the American Medical Association’s “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” initiative, the PC-PM Program aims to accelerate change though educating a new cohort of clinicians and leaders while creating a unique paradigm for medical education for all students at Alpert Medical School.  The Master of Science in Population Medicine degree will provide medical students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for effectively managing patients and populations in the 21st-century health care system.  This unique four-year curriculum is integrated into the Medical School coursework, creating powerful synergies. Click here for more information.

MD/PhD Program

The MD/PhD program accepts applications only from current PLME and Alpert Medical School students. The program aims to promote careers in academic medicine. Most MD/PhD students have an extensive research background that shows a true commitment to integrating research and clinical medicine. The time commitment is substantial. Students spend four years in medical school and at least three years in graduate work. Full-tuition funding is provided for all years of the program except the first two years of medical school. There are generally only one to two students accepted to the program each year.

MPH Program

Brown University's School of Public Health awards a fully accredited Master of Public Health degree. The goal of the program is to help students become skilled professionals committed to improving the health of communities by translating rigorous scientific research into sound, evidence-based public health policy and practice. Students in the MPH Program are closely involved with the School of Public Health's ten public health research centers, in which they directly experience the synergies among public health research, dissemination, and policy. Brown MD students must apply to the MPH degree program through the Graduate School.