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Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by greaper, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. greaper

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    Hi friends, i read on one of the posts in this forum that there is a sub category of MPH which is public health and surgery. Really interested in getting more info on that and the schools that provide that.
     
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    If I recall correctly it was a guy interested in going into surgery and was wondering if an MPH would be beneficial for him. I think the concensus was generally affirmative with the usual caveats.
     
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    i know of no school that has a concentration in this. I know the brigham has a center for surgery and public health ...
     
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    Thanks pepsid, will try to search more of Brigham to get info on this.
     
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    I am doing an MPH at Utah and a guy in my class is like a 5th year neurosurg resident. He could either take a year for research or an MPH.
     
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    i, too, am interested in this area. i know of no such programs, but I have yet to check through more MPH programs descriptions. as an aside, just finished reading "Contact wounds: a war surgeon's education" by Jonathan Kaplan, an itinerant orthopedic surgeon who travels the globe doing pro-bono surgery in combat zones, such as Angola, the Middle East, etc. a bit too personal at times (too much about his sexual affairs), it is nevertheless an interesting book for anyone with an interest in world health and surgery.
     
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    I doubt you'd have to find a program "just" for surgery MPH stuff. I mean, do you hear pediatricians complaining that their MPH program is too internal medicine? Neurologists seeking a neurology MPH? I think to have a great MPH experience you just need to get a great grounding in the basics (which are practically identical no matter what field you're in), a well-rounded public health education (not sure it's possible with 1-year programs), and a mentor to do research with. No reason your mentor can't be a surgeon and your research involves surgical stuff.
     
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    Thanks Ranger, Now i get it how the surgery and MPH thing is feasible, one year of research or MPH. Thanks a million for the info.
     

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