Education

Dual-Degree MD Programs

MD-PhD
The MD-PhD dual-degree program is an ideal solution for students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research, or who want to pursue formal research training to enhance their clinical skills.

Students can pursue doctoral studies in several biomedical sciences and interdisciplinary programs.

The MD-PhD program is offered jointly by the College of Medicine – Tucson and the University of Arizona Graduate College.

MD-MPH
Future physicians admitted to the MD-MPH dual-degree program acquire the knowledge and develop expertise to achieve improvements in community health and become leaders in the health care field.

In addition to their clinical training in medicine, MD-MPH students engage with public health topics including:

  • health policy
  • epidemiology
  • health planning
  • health administration and management
  • community assessment
  • program evaluation
  • social and behavioral sciences
  • environmental and occupational health
  • global health
 

The MD-MPH dual-degree program is offered jointly by the College of Medicine and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

MD-MBA

The MD-MBA dual-degree program is a unique opportunity for students to combine their interests in medicine and business. Students can attend the UA College of Medicine – Tucson or the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, as well as the UA Eller College of Management.

Whether you plan to build a clinical practice or take on a leadership role in hospital administration, this five-year program will give you the skills you need to be successful.

An MBA will enhance your clinical skills with administrative expertise in:

  • Leadership
  • Organizational structure
  • Negotiation
  • Decision
  • Making
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Innovation
  • Data Management
  • Presentation Skills

College of Medicine students may apply for the MD-MBA program during their first or second year of study. Please contact College of Medicine – Tucson Executive Director of Admissions Tanisha Price-Johnson at tanishap@medadmin.arizona.edu with any questions about the MD-MBA program.