Two world-class public universities. Two degrees.
The mission of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) is to train outstanding physicians committed to health equity and social justice, through transdisciplinary graduate studies integrated with student-centered medical education.
The JMP is a five-year graduate/medical degree program. The pre-clerkship years are spent at UC Berkeley, engaging in a leading-edge integrated Problem-Based Learning medical curriculum while simultaneously earning a master’s degree (MS) in the Health and Medical Sciences at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. After two and a half years, our students move across the bay to UCSF to finish their medical education and receive their medical doctorate (MD).
The UC Berkeley–UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) attracts people who are passionately dedicated to improving the world’s health through scholarly self-directed yet collaborative inquiry. This is reflected in both the medical curriculum and master’s program.
The masters program provides a broad trans-disciplinary exploration of the social determinants of health, health systems science, population health, health equity, and data science. Students have access to a large range of research topics which is part of what makes the JMP MS unique. Concurrently, students participate in an innovative student-led, faculty supported Foundational Sciences curriculum through Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
As part of the UC Berkeley campus community, our 16 students per cohort are supported by a multidisciplinary, close-knit, and inter-professional team of faculty and staff, committed to individualized support for students’ success.
This is an extraordinary time to be in medical education, training future leaders in medicine who can embrace new opportunities to improve the health and health care of our diverse communities. Our leadership team works together to prepare learners to take charge of their own professional development and to become lifelong learners.