What to Expect
From global health to human adaptation and disease, our program covers a broad range of subjects to equip you for the diverse field of medical anthropology.
You’ll work closely with our faculty—which include a member of the National Academy of Sciences—to develop a course schedule that works for you. You can either complete the master’s portion by taking it during a dedicated year focused on anthropology, or you can weave the master’s courses across your four years of medical school.
Both program curricula will provide you with a deep understanding and unique perspective on human behavior, institutions and biology. You will develop skills of investigation, discovery and critical thinking—preparing you for a wide array of careers from health and international affairs, to public service, education, and law, to management and industry.
Program alumni can be found working in hospitals and universities, community programs, and public health departments across the United States—from New York to Alaska—and around the world in places such as Uganda and Tibet.