About the Program
The UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (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. For their MS degrees, students can pursue research in any field of knowledge with a link to human health. After 2.5 years, our students move across the bay to UCSF to finish their medical education and receive their MDs.
Master's Degree Requirements
|HMEDSCI 261||Research Seminar (2 semesters)||2|
|PB HLTH 250A||Epidemiologic Methods I (250B also meets requirement)||3|
|or PB HLTH 250B||Epidemiologic Methods II|
|HMEDSCI 262||Qualitative Analysis Thesis Working Group (4 semesters)||4|
|or HMEDSCI 264||Mixed Methods/Community-Based Research Thesis Working Group|
|or HMEDSCI 265||Epidemiology/Reproductive Health/Evaluation Research Thesis Working Group|
|or HMEDSCI 267||Bioethics, Medical Humanities, or Archival Thesis Working Group|
|Upper division or graduate level Biostatistics course|
|Graduate Elective in research methods, approved by thesis adviser|
|Graduate Electives in content area of research|
|Summer field research elective|
Capstone/Thesis (Plan I)
A JMP student’s MS coursework and research culminates in the crafting of a thesis, including an in-depth literature review of the student’s area of expertise and a scholarly product, often a manuscript for submission to a journal. Students can pursue research in any field of knowledge with a link to human health. A database of prior JMP research theses can be accessed at: http://escholarship.org/uc/ucb_ucsf_joint_medical_program
Faculty and Instructors
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Colette (Coco) Auerswald, Associate Professor. Cultural and social context for HIV and STD-related behaviors in marginalized youth populations.
Amin Azzam, Associate Clinical Professor. Medical education scholarship: Specifically, the efficacy of various instructional approaches in stimulating medical students' acquisition, retention, and application of content knowledge in their evolving roles as clinicians.
Lela R. Bachrach, Assistant Clinical Professor. Health of underserved populations, Adolescent health, Access to care, Violence prevention, Language barriers and health literacy, International health, Nutrition.
John R. Balmes, Professor. Effects of exposure to pollution, effects of pesticides on respiratory health, arsenic in drinking water, psychosocial stress.
Amy Garlin, Associate Clinical Professor.
Jodi Halpern, Professor. Public health, bioethics, patient autonomy.
Susan Ivey, Associate Adjunct Professor. Public health, health disparities, interventions, community-based participatory research.
Douglas Jutte, Associate Adjunct Professor. Health resilience and vulnerability in children, The interaction of biological and social risk factors in early childhood and their relationship to long-term health and educational outcomes.
Claudia Landau, Associate Clinical Professor.
Aisha Mays, Primary Care Physician.
Osagie Obasogie, Professor. Law, bioethics, reproductive and genetic technologies.
Ndola Prata, Professor in Residence. Community-base access to care, maternal mortality, population and family planning, safe abortion, adolescent reproductive health in developing countries, postpartum hemorrhage.
Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Clinical Professor. Nutrition, maternal-child health, early childhood health, oral health, child health in developing countries, childrenand#039;s health in child care, parenting education, health education for low literacy populations, health disparities.
Jennifer Breckler, Lecturer. Research on student learning styles and career choice. Projects include creating new hands-on kinesthetic ways for students to engage in and learn about science.
Sekai Chideya-Chihota, Lecturer.
Hana Dan-Cohen, Lecturer. Integration of the basic sciences with a clinical curriculum in medical education.
Carey Eberle, Lecturer.
Sara Hartley, Lecturer. The interpersonal domain of doctor-patient interaction, The interview, Mind/brain models.
Joanna Mandell, Lecturer.
Tim Nicholls, Lecturer. Medical informatics, Medical education, Noninvasive monitoring, Vaccine refusal.
Shelene Stine, Lecturer.
Gustavo Valbuena, Lecturer.
Kent Olson, Clinical Professor Emeritus. Diagnosis and management of acute poisoning, Cost-effectiveness of poison control centers, Case development in the JMP case-based curriculum, General Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology.
Richard Quint, Clinical Professor Emeritus.
Ann Stevens, Clinical Professor Emerita. Women's health issues, Medical education, Physician/patient relationship.
John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor Emeritus. Social epidemiology, community interventions.
UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program
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