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									Master’s of Public Policy Degree: M.P.P./Study Program: EPH

David Edelman, MD
General Internal Medicine
70 VA Medical Center, Bldg 16
508 Fulton St.
Durham, NC 27705

This program is offered to meet the growing demand for persons who combine medical skills and training
with a capacity for analytic public decision-making. It aims at training those persons with the requisite
talent to be leaders in the development and implementation of health policy at all levels of government.
Such leadership might be provided as an elected or career public official, as a leader of medical
professional organizations, or as a practicing physician or medical scholar active in public affairs. Utilizing
the faculty and resources of the School of Medicine and the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, the
program offers students a multidisciplinary education that provides:

    1. A complete course of study in the basic medical sciences and clinical training in the practice of
       medicine identical in scope and rigor with the education received by students enrolled in the
       Doctor of Medicine program along
    2. Familiarity with the organization and financing of health services, with particular focus on the
       economics and politics of health care
    3. An understanding of the political, bureaucratic, and social processes that define public problems
       and limit alternative approaches to their solutions
    4. A capacity for quantitative and logical methods of analysis useful in forecasting and appraising
       policy consequences and in evaluating existing policies
    5. An understanding of the uses and limitations of various analytics techniques and an awareness of
       the value considerations and ethical choices implicit in particular policy alternatives

After the first two years in the School of Medicine at Duke, coursework shifts to the Public Policy in the
Third Year. In addition to the normal public policy curriculum, dual-degree students are required to
complete an epidemiology course. Between the third and fourth years, students complete a 12-week policy
internship in the summer. Before the fourth year, students complete a quantitative thesis to fulfill medical
school requirements, and then go on to their Fourth year. When they have completed all the requirements
for the two programs, both the MD and MPP degrees are awarded.

Tuitions: Students take a leave of absence (LOA) from the School of Medicine to enroll in Duke’s
Graduate School for the MPP. Upon award of the MPP degree, students are granted 36 transfer credits for
fulfillment of third year MD program requirements. The corresponding two tuition payments for the third
year are waived. Students who elect to complete the traditional third year in addition to the MPP must pay
the Medical School for four years of tuition and do not earn transfer credit for work completed in the
alternate program.

Admissions: Students may apply for admission to the program during their first or second years.

Applications: Requests for applications and specific questions about the program should be addressed to
the Carrie Davis, Staff Assistant for Admissions, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Box 90243, Duke
University, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0243; To view M.P.P. program
information, go to:
Inquiries about Medical School approval and procedures can be obtained from the School of Medicine
Director of the MD/MPP Program, Dr. David Edelman.

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