Pursuing a Dual Degree

  • Eric C. Makhni


The goal of this chapter is to provide a brief overview of the utility of pursuing a second professional degree, in addition to the MD, for practicing clinicians. The chapter will review the most common dual-degree types (MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/MPP) as well as the most common routes to receiving these degrees. Additional considerations include tuition implications for second-degree candidates as well as when in clinical training it may be appropriate to pursue a second degree.


Dual Degree MBA MPH MD/MBA MD/MPH Business School 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric C. Makhni
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  1. 1.Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHenry Ford Health SystemWest BloomfieldUSA

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