Welcome from the Director

Alex Foster, MD, MPH

The MD-MPH program represents a synergistic opportunity for qualified students to engage in both medicine and public health training over the course of five years. The goal of the program is to train future leaders to navigate and also define the intersections of medicine and public health. These intersections come in healthcare systems, in translational and community-based research, in disease surveillance and government public health policy and programs. MD-MPH graduates are uniquely equipped to be excellent physicians in their field and contribute to public health science and practice. 

The students who make up the MD-MPH Program are an incredibly talented, smart, kind and generous group of individuals who amaze me with their projects, their advocacy, and their scholarship. They come together to create community within each class and across classes. It is an honor to direct the MD-MPH Program and participate in this community.

-Alex Foster, MD, MPH

Program outcomes

Graduates from the MD-MPH program are well-equipped with strong clinical training and public health and epidemiology tools that serve them very well in matching to competitive residencies across a range of specialties.

In recent years, graduates have matched in pediatrics, neurosurgery, rehabilitation, psychiatry, family medicine, urology, general surgery, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, anesthesia and neurology. 

Get connected

Alumni speaker series

“Two Things… the John Stull, MD, MPH Alumni Conversation Series”
Invited alumni working locally and from across the country to speak with current students on their work.

 

Journal club

Line of Computers

Learn from fellow students on how medicine and public health intersect. Monthly club rotates by class, with topics ranging from epidemiologic methods to current events and clinically-focused articles.

Contact us

Program Director, Alex Foster, MD, MPH
fosterb@ohsu.edu

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