Will a Master of Public Health Degree or a Special Master’s Program help me gain admission to medical school?
Dr. Freedman responds.
A masters in public health (MPH) can be a great option for a premedical student who is trying to build their candidacy for medical school.
Here’s the thing:
An mph can be really distinguishing for someone who needs to improve their biology, chemistry, physican, and math gpa (BCPM).
A MPH isn’t going to be as helpful because a lot of the courses you’re taking in these programs are not in the BCPM category.
So what are your options?
For students who are looking for academic enhancement, we recommend a special masters program (SMP) over a MPH.
If you’re looking to distinguish yourself, consider these three gap year questions.
- Do you like school?
- Are you okay spending money rather than making money during time off?
- Do you have an interest that’s already demonstrated in public health or preventive health to some capacity?
Did you answer yes to these three questions?
If so, an MPH is a terrific option.