MD/MPA Curriculum

Timing

Curriculum

1st year

Health Systems Science (Medical School course; elective toward MPA); Management and Implementation in Public Organizations (MPA course)

Summer between 1st and 2nd year


Core courses in economics, policy, policy communication, quantitative analysis (MPA courses); Health Systems Science II (Medical School course; elective toward MPA)

2nd year

Leadership (Medical School course; elective toward MPA)

3rd year

Global Policy Experience working with policymakers in Brazil, Korea, or Sweden for 10 days; Policy Analysis and Evaluation (MPA courses)

4th year

Advanced Courses in Financial Management and Budgeting (Spring), Systems Dynamics (½ credit), and Social Change and Advocacy (½ credit)

Longitudinal across 4 years

Policy in Action Consultancy