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Combined Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)

Students may indicate their interest in the combined program prior to matriculation or during the first three years of the M.D. program.

Advanced study in health administration and medicine is available through a dual-degree program co-sponsored by the department of Health Administration and the VCU School of Medicine. The program leads to the awarding of the Doctor of Medicine and Master of Health Administration degrees. The objective of the M.D./M.H.A. program is to provide highly motivated medical students the expertise for management and leadership competency in complex health care organizations. The joint program may be completed in five years. Applicants for this program are required to meet the admission requirements of each program. For information regarding the dual-degree program, contact the director of the program.

For the combined degree program, course work for the M.H.A. is initiated following completion of the first two or three years of the M.D. program, occupies a full academic year (fall, spring and summer) and extends into a second year, and is taken during a hiatus from the third or fourth year of the M.D. program.

Students interested in the program may contact the School of Medicine Office of Curriculum or the Director of the M.H.A. Program, Department of Health Administration (School of Allied Health Professions).

For additional information refer to the School of Medicine handbook available on the school’s Web site at www.medschool.vcu.edu.

Curriculum

Fall I
Credits
HADM 602 Health System Organization, Financing and Performance
3
HADM 606 Health Care Managerial Accounting
3
HADM 612 Information Systems for Health Care Management
3
HADM 615 Health Care Politics and Policy
3
HADM 646 Health Care Organization and Leadership
3
HADM 682 Executive Skills I
1
Spring I
HADM 607 Financial Management in Health Organizations
3
HADM 610 Health Care Management Decision Support Systems
3
HADM/ECON 624 Health Economics
3
HADM 647 Management of Health Care Organizations
3
HADM 649 Human Resources Management in Health Care
3
Summer I
HADM 693 Internship in Health Administration
3
Fall II
No MHA course commitments; return to M.D. program
Spring II
HADM 611 Health Care Law and Bioethics
3
HADM 614 Health Care Marketing
3
HADM 648 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations
3
 
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