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About Education

The Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP) is collaborating with SIU SOM faculty and students to redesign the population health curriculum with innovative and extensive materials to consider and serve America’s most vulnerable populations, especially those residing in rural areas. This new curriculum from Population Science and Policy provides information and experiential learning opportunities in population science that will complement the clinical skills medical students develop.

As the education staff collaborates with the three divisions within PSP, the Department provides students with up-close, experiential learning activities. In addition to offering resource sessions centered on our three divisions, the education team is also able to introduce students to a vast number of projects in which they can assist. This provides opportunities to practice population health strategies in the communities the school serves.

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Resource Sessions and Courses

PSP provides medical students in their first and second years with various learning experiences which present public health curriculum through the lenses of epidemiology and biostatistics, human and community development, and health system science.

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Research Opportunities

The Department of Population Science and Policy is collaborating with education faculty and staff to provide students with up-close, experiential learning activities. In addition to offering resource sessions centered on our three divisions, the education team is also able to introduce students to a vast number of projects in which they can assist. Research topics include children’s research, cancer disparities (focusing on rural), sexually transmitted infections, policy, and other projects of interests.  For more details on opportunities, contact Natalie Dougherty.

MD/MPH

Southern Illinois University (SIU) offers a unique MD/MPH dual degree through a collaboration between the SIU School of Medicine and the SIU Carbondale College of Education and Human Services.

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