(DO/MPH) Coordinated Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine / Master of Public Health Program 2016-17

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (Dothan, AL) curriculum is a hybrid model utilizing discipline- and system-based delivery. Initially, the curriculum will present core concept knowledge in the traditional discipline-based manner, which includes a full first semester of basic foundational sciences and anatomy with cadaver dissection. Additional pre-clinical instruction is delivered in a systems-based format, concentrating on clinical integration with a patient-centered focus. (D.O. Curriculum at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required DO curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the DO curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.

Program Admissions

Students must be admitted to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program before being considered for the DO/MPH. Once a student has obtained admission to the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, we will consider them to have met our basic admission criteria. Some students may elect to apply to both programs at the same time, others after they have matriculated to the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. In either case, we will ask students to have the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine forward their application packet to us. Applicants will be reviewed by the Academic Dean within the existing guidelines provided by the Admissions and Graduation Committee and according to the above procedures.

It is expected that both programs will be completed within four years, at which time both degrees will be awarded. In the event the student fails to complete the requirements for the DO degree but wishes to obtain the MPH, his or her background and other credentials will be reviewed by the department of interest to the student and if an appropriate MPH degree program can be identified, additional degree requirements will be determined.

Curriculum Planning

The curriculum is designed to be integrated, to a limited extent, in an effort to enhance recruitment of students into this coordinated program while still meeting the instructional objectives of each degree.

Click here for the DO/MPH Curriculum Planning Sheet

Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated DO/MPH program contact Angela Sullivan in the School of Public Health at amsulli@uab.edu.