MD Concurrent Degree Programs

Students with an interest in pursuing an additional degree concurrently with their MD degree may petition the associate dean for student affairs for permission to participate in a concurrent degree program following the completion of the traditional third year or Patient Care Phase of the curriculum.

Students must be in good academic standing to be eligible for consideration to enter another graduate program while enrolled in the School of Medicine. Approval of application to pursue a concurrent degree involves both the School of Medicine and the additional program’s administration.

Participation in a concurrent degree program will delay the student’s anticipated date of graduation. Students whose education is being supported by Alaska, Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming must investigate what impact extending time may have on their state’s loan repayment or service commitment contracts signed upon admission into the WWAMI program, and will be charged Washington’s out-of-state tuition for the non-MD graduate portion of the combined degree program.

MD/MPH (Master of Public Health)

The MD/MPH program allows students who are particularly interested in public health, health policy, clinical epidemiology, or community-based health disease prevention or health promotion to pursue both the MD and MPH degrees concurrently. The program requires one additional full year of coursework dedicated to public health and the submission of a Master’s thesis. Application to this program occurs during the fall of the Patient Care phase. Deadline dates are determined by the School of Public Health. Students would take time away from the medical school curriculum starting in the fall of their fourth year after successfully completing the Patient Care Phase and both Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills of the USMLE exam. They must petition for and receive approval from the Student Affairs office to participate as well.

MD/MHA (Master of Health Administration)

The MD/MHA program allows students particularly interested in management, healthcare policy, or systems-based approach to health care delivery to pursue both the MD and MHA degrees concurrently. The program requires one additional full year of coursework dedicated to health administration and the completion of a capstone project. Application to this program occurs during the fall of the Patient Care phase. Deadline dates are determined by the School of Public Health. Students would take time away from the medical school curriculum starting in the fall of their fourth year after successfully completing the Patient Care Phase and both Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills of the USMLE exam. They must petition for and receive approval from the Student Affairs office to participate as well.

MD/OMS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) is a specialty of medicine and dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, surgical treatment, and management of diseases and disorders of the face and jaws. Candidates who MATCH with the University of Washington MD/OMS program are simultaneously eligible for advanced standing admission to the University of Washington School of Medicine MD program, and therefore must meet both OMS program requirements and School of Medicine MD program admissions requirements. UW School of Medicine MD foundational science coursework is met by DDS degree, comprehensive Basic Science Examination score (or equivalents), and satisfactory completion of Oral Maxillofacial internship rotations. Learn more about this concurrent degree program.