The Master of Public Health Program welcomed 51 new students to the UVA School of Medicine in an orientation program on Monday. Meg Keeley, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Education, School of Medicine, welcomed the new students.
The orientation program included an introduction to the University and School of Medicine, an alumni panel, and breakout sessions with faculty advisors.
The nationally accredited Master of Public Health has a 42-credit hour curriculum and offers an individualized and interdisciplinary experience. Students choose a concentration in Research in Practice or Health Policy, Law & Ethics. Each student works closely with their faculty adviser to develop competencies in population health and clinical research, health policy analysis, and community engagement strategies.
UVA MPH graduates are employed in consulting firms; health departments and other local, state, and federal agencies; health care delivery systems; and nonprofit community agencies. Some students pursue further education in medicine, law, business, or doctoral training in public health.
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