IIHMR University counsels over 1000 candidates for ‘Career opportunities in Public Health’ for MPH Program. The pandemic has caused major stress on the existing workforce with the second wave causing even a bigger disruption across the globe. The access is incomplete with the lack of public healthcare professionals. COVID-19 has allowed us to introspect on the lack of a healthcare workforce, the need for robust infrastructure.
To highlight an understanding and the importance of Public Healthcare soon, IIHMR University hosted a counselling session on ‘Career Opportunities in Public Health’ to enrol for a Master of Public Health Programme. The MPH program is collaboratively offered by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and IIHMR University, Jaipur.
The session witnessed a participation of over 1000 candidates across the globe.’ The counselling session was conducted by the panellists Dr. SD Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR University, Dr. DK Mangal, Professor, Advisor (SDG-SPH) and Dr.SutapaBandyopadhyay, Director, IIHMR Delhi.
The eligibility criteria for the 2 years full-time Master of Public Health program with 86 credits is to be a graduate in Medical, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, Management, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Science, Commerce, Economics, Computer Science, Information Technology and other health-related disciplines can apply for this program. In addition, the candidate must have 2 years of work experience in health settings.
Candidates with MBBS, MD, PhD degrees are exempted from appearing TOEFL and GRE. The program is accredited by
CEPH, USA where MPH is in its 8th batch. The program is offered at USD 70,000 which goes up to USD 100,000 in the USA. For the students in lower and middle-income countries especially from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,
Myanmar, Afghanistan, Maldives the program is offered at USD 22,000. The fee of USD 22,000 includes tuition, travel and stay in Baltimore and the hostel fee at IIHMR University in Jaipur is separate.
The students who have joined the MPH program will be awarded a degree by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with IIHMR University Jaipur. Courses at IIHMR University will be conducted on campus
whereas those at JHU will be conducted online due to COVID-19 (however the mode of delivery is subjected to the Pandemic situation in both the counties).
Career role: Offers a broad responsibility to the public healthcare professional to improve healthcare services’ quality and efficiency in different situations. Careers that can be explored after the MPH program would be Health Administrators, Medical and Health Services, Disaster Management Offices, Public Health Program Managers, NGO Management, Community Service Managers, Disease-Specific Health Specialists, Communications Manager for Public Health Program, Consultancy etc.