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    The UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program is a  5-year, Master of Science/M.D. program, with the M.S. in Health and Medical Sciences awarded by the University of California, Berkeley and the M.D. awarded by the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.  The first three years of the Program are spent on the Berkeley campus, completing the preclinical science curriculum required for MD licensure and elective coursework in support of a health-related master's thesis. 

    Today's  focus is  training physicians who are knowledgeable in socioeconomic, ethical and political aspects of medicine and who can play key roles in a rapidly shifting health care system.   In 1993 the Joint Medical Program became part of the School of Public Health at Berkeley.  The joint venture with UCSF continues. 

    The M.S. degree is an academic degree in Health and Medical Sciences and requires writing a research thesis; Master’s thesis research is the hallmark of this program.    Thus the M.S. portion of the JMP offers students an opportunity to do academic research while in medical school.   Topics may be selected in the historical, social, ethical, epidemiological or policy aspects of human health and disease. Research areas in experimental sciences, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or computer sciences are equally encouraged. Alternatively, students may develop an inquiry that builds upon previous experience or education, looking at it from a different perspective, or with a view to potential application in health care. 

    All theses in this index have been assigned one or two subject headings using, in most cases, the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).   These subject headings may be searched, as well as title keywords,  author and date.

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Indexed and  compiled by Bette Anton (banton@library.berkeley.edu)
Optometry/Health Sciences Librarian
Last updated 08/04/10.