More U.S. Medical Students Seeking Dual Degrees
A growing number of U.S. medical students are pursuing dual degrees in public health, academic medicine and other fields, such as law and business. According to educators, the students seek to develop interdisciplinary skills for working under health care reform and global health care initiatives. Recent data from the Association of American Medical Colleges show that the combined enrollment in dual programs in medicine and academic medicine; medicine and law; and medicine and business increased by 36% between 2002 and 2011.
- "For Medical Students, Dual Degrees Gain Popularity" (Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/21).