Master of Public Health Program

Physicians in The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai General Surgery Residency Program can also pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree as part of their residency training. Completion of the program requirements prepares graduates to take the certification exam administered by The National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Offered through The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, courses are scheduled during autumn, winter, and spring terms. Participating physicians complete all MPH degree requirements during the last four years of residency training. Residents work with the Surgical Residency Program Director and Program Coordinator to create a rotation schedule that fulfills both MPH and surgical residency requirements.

Mount Sinai currently offers one dual surgery/MPH position per year at the discretion of the Surgical Residency Director.

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Specialty Tracks

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Master of Public Health Program offers students an opportunity to specialize in one of the seven Specialty Tracks of public health. Students who choose to pursue a specialty track must successfully complete the core courses associated with each concentration. The number of required courses varies according to the selected specialty, and students accrue remaining credits through electives, seminars, and independent study.

The specialty tracks are:

  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Occupational & Environmental Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Outcomes Research
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Care Management

Residents may pursue a general program of study that includes courses from all specialty tracks. In addition, students on a general surgery track must complete required courses from each of the five areas of basic public health knowledge: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health studies, health services administration, and social/behavioral sciences.

You can also earn an MPH from ISMMS through one of three dually registered joint degree programs:

  • MD/MPH