Obtaining an MPH
Fellows who are interested in expanding their analytic skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, implementation science or public health principles, could benefit from additional training that leads to a Master’s of Public Health degree. We are fortunate to be located within steps of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Over the past 20 years, about one-third of our fellows have successfully completed an MPH during their three-year fellowship. The division has been able to financially support fellows coursework within the SPH for fellows whose Scholarship Oversight Committee recommends such coursework as part of the fellow’s scholarly activities.
Most fellows complete the Population Care for Clinicians track (formerly Health Care and Prevention) due to its focus for practicing physicians. This coursework can be completed in 12 months and will take place in the second year of fellowship. Clinical schedules will be adjusted accordingly to accommodate coursework (see sample table below).
If you are interested in pursuing this program, please let us know during the application phase.
Below are examples of flexibility in scheduling to meet individual needs:
|Standard Track||MPH Track|
|UNC NCC||Rex or Complex Care||UNC NCC||Rex or Complex Care|
|Year 1||17 wks||3 wks||22 wks|
|Year 2||14 wks||3 wks||6 wks|
|Year 3||11-14 wks||3-6 wks||18-21 wks||0-3 wks|