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Welcome message from the director of the MD/MPH program

Bharath Chakravarthy, director of the School of Medicine's MD/MPH program
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, MD/MPH Program Director

At UC Irvine's School of Medicine, we believe that training an elite group of physicians in the aspects of public health will create, integrate and translate population-based knowledge into preventive strategies for reducing the societal burden of human disease and disability through excellence in research, education, and public service.

Another key feature of the program is the longitudinal integration of  clinical skills within the MPH year so that the student doesnt lose the clinical training they have gained during their third year of medical school.

The program also will help combine the student's MPH area of interest with their anticipated choice of residency.

This will help catapult the student into the residency of their choice and help set the ground-work in establishing a long and fruitful career.

Interested students apply to the program during their third year of medical school.  No previous public health experience is necessary.


Bharath Chakravarthy, MD MPH
Director, MD-MPH program
Assistant Professor of Clinical EM
Department of Emergency Medicine University of California, Irvine School of Medicine