M.D. and Master of Public Health Option

The TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) and the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Public Health-El Paso Regional Campus (UTSPH) offer a dual degree option leading to a medical degree (M.D.) and a Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.). This option provides students who are matched to attend the PLFSOM with the opportunity to consider this M.D./M.P.H. track. This track will minimize duplication in course content, maximize efficiency of academic interactions and reduce time and costs incurred compared to earning the degrees independently. Students in this M.D./M.P.H. track will be enrolled separately in both universities and receive two separate degrees awarded by both institutions upon successful completion of this dual program.

This option does not affect the match position in the PLFSOM, or any scholarships that may be offered for studies leading only to the M.D.

If you are interested in more information about this dual program, please contact Dr. Lee Rosenthal, M.D./M.P.H. Degree Program Coordinator, at lee.rosenthal@ttuhsc.edu, telephone 915-215-6459. Or Dr. Kristina Mena, University of Texas School of Public Health, at Kristina.D.Mena@uth.tmc.edu, telephone 915-747-8514.

Please let Laura Olivas, director of admissions, PLFSOM know if you have any questions.