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Do you stop practicing medicine when you start pursuing public health research with an MD/MPH?

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I'm currently interested in an MD/MPH, but I wasn't sure what a future career with this dual degree looked like.

If I'm interested in later helping form health policies or doing public health research for the underserved community, am I able to do this while still being a practicing physician?
 

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I'm currently interested in an MD/MPH, but I wasn't sure what a future career with this dual degree looked like.

If I'm interested in later helping form health policies or doing public health research for the underserved community, am I able to do this while still being a practicing physician?
Of course.
 
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I'm currently interested in an MD/MPH, but I wasn't sure what a future career with this dual degree looked like.

If I'm interested in later helping form health policies or doing public health research for the underserved community, am I able to do this while still being a practicing physician?

Most definitely. I know in California there are Senators with MDs and one or two wth an MPH as well and they are all still practicing.
 
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