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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 919-286-6936 firstname.lastname@example.org 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; email@example.com. To view M.P.P. program information, go to: http://www.pubpol.duke.edu/graduate/mpp 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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