One question that often comes up is: "Should I get an MPH (Master of Public Health) while I'm going through residency?"
- If you're in a preventive medicine residency, you're probably getting an MPH through your residency program.
- If you're in a fairly "busy" residency, you probably won't have time for the MPH coursework during residency. You could take one year off and do an intensive one-year MPH.
- If you're in a rather "cush" residency, then I suppose you could take a few MPH courses and start your MPH degree. However, you probably won't finish the MPH before your residency is over.