The principles of preventive medicine, public health and health policy are gaining prominence in the area of health and health care. To accommodate the need for future physicians to have an understanding of the interplay of these factors in the health of individuals, SIU’s School of Medicine and College of Education and Human Services offer a concurrent degree program leading to the degrees of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.). The program is five years in length, and students seeking to enroll in the M.D.-M.P.H. program are required to meet the admission standards established by the School of Medicine and the Graduate School. Application to the program is competitive, with only three individuals admitted per year. Inquiries for further information should be directed to Admissions in the Office of Student Affairs at the School of Medicine or the SIU Graduate School.