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Doing Grad School First

Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by MedSchool28, May 15, 2014.

  1. MedSchool28

    MedSchool28 2+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Hello all. I was recently admitted into the University of Miami for their MPH program. At Miami, once you are admitted, they give you the choice to do either an MPH or an MSPH. I am wondering which one would be more beneficial for someone who wants to go to medical school. I will be applying to both MD and DO schools and would be equally happy with either Thanks in advance.
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  3. Stories

    Stories Life Afficianado Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    MPH tends to have more broad coursework whereas the MS(PH) will have a more research-focused bent. If your objective for the MPH/MSPH is to gain an edge up on medical school applications, you would likely be better served by a MS in biomedical sciences which feature coursework that is more analogous to medical school courses. The MPH or the MSPH will be similar in how they're viewed by a med school adcom.

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