Dual Degree Requirements

Students wishing to receive a waiver from any required curriculum requirements must complete and submit the Alternative Pathway Request with the Registrar. The Registrar will then process the request and obtain approvals from the appropriate course director(s).

C2.0 Requirements (in Months)

Ongoing Longitudinal Courses

4 Integrated Science Courses (ISCs) — on campus Foundations of Health Care Delivery (11 units)
  • 6 units taken during Intersessions
  • 5 units taken longitudinally, paired with other courses during the Immersion Phase
1 Acting Internship — on campus

4 Advanced Clinical Experiences (ACEs) — on campus

Learning Communities (8 units)

3 Research Immersion*

 

2 Competency and Interest-driven Rotations

  • can be ISCs, ACEs, Away ACEs, AIs or Advanced Electives
  • away with approval
  • one must be clinical
 
Overall Requirements

14 months required

6 flex months (4 flex + 2 months for Step 1 in July/August of year 3 + 1 month for interviews in December of year 4)

May register for up to 18 rotations

Must include:

  • 1 Primary Care course (ACE: PC (VU or away), ACE: Adolescent Medicine or ISC: Community Healthcare)

  • 1 Acute Care course (ACE: Emergency Medicine or any ICU-based course, including ISC: Critical Care or critical care ACEs)

 

Research Immersion

*It is strongly recommended that students contact the Office of Medical Student Research to discuss dual degree plans before enrollment in the degree program. Waiver request required for all dual degree students. Any request for research extensions require review of entire schedule.

MPH: PLAN and Research Immersion requirements fulfilled by degree coursework. 

MDiv: PLAN and Research Immersion required.

MBA: PLAN and Research Immersion requirements may be fulfilled by degree coursework. Evidence required for waivers. 

MEd: PLAN and Research Immersion requirements fulfilled by degree coursework. 

MSCI: PLAN and Research Immersion requirements fulfilled by degree coursework. 

MTS: If taking the thesis track, PLAN and Research Immersion requirements may be fulfilled by degree coursework. Evidence required for waivers. 

LLM: PLAN and Research Immersion requirements may be fulfilled by degree coursework. Evidence required for waivers. 

 

Learning Communities

Some Learning Communities requirements are fulfilled by graduate degree coursework.

MPH: all 8 units required; recommended to complete in Y3

MDiv: all 8 units required; recommended to complete in Y3

MBA: 4 units required (LC1, LC2, LC4 and LC7); recommended to complete in Y3 

MEd: 7 units required (LC1, LC3, LC4, LC5, LC6, LC7 and LC8); recommended to complete in Y3

MSCI: Will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

MTS: Will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

LLM: Will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

 

Foundations of Health Care Delivery

Please visit http://bit.ly/FHD_Dual_Degree_2 for details on Dual Degree equivalencies for MBA and MPH students.

MPH: 5 longitudinal units required (QI 1-3, IPE2, and PS recommended to complete in Y3) plus both year 3 intersessions (AC1/PHP and AC2/IPE1)

MDiv: all 11 units required, including content of 4th year intersession (via attendance or alternative pathway depending on individual student’s schedule).

MBA: 5 longitudinal units required (QI 1-3, IPE2, and PS recommended to complete in Y3) plus both year 3 intersessions (AC1/PHP and AC2/IPE1)

MEd: all 11 units required, including content of 4th year intersession (via attendance or alternative pathway depending on individual student’s schedule).

MSCI: Will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

MTS: Will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

LLM: Will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis